Asthma Tech

In this animated short, young Winston, who suffers from chronic asthma, isn’t able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. He copes with the predicament through his vivid imagination, with paper and crayons. On one particularly rainy afternoon, Winston discovers that the magic of imagination has the power to transform and empower, and his skills and talents save the day.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.


Jonathan Ng
Jonathan Ng
Jonathan Ng
Cameron Ansell
Annie Bovaird
Billy Rosemberg
Raveena Rothman-Rudnicki
Bailey Stocker
original music
Luigi Allemano
sound design
Luigi Allemano
digital imaging specialist
Susan Gourley
Karla Baumgardner
voice recording
Luc Léger
Eric Apps
Jean Paul Vialard
Geoffrey Mitchell
executive producer
Sally Bochner
David Verrall
Michael Fukushima


  • HeavenPalace

    “Liked this short film. Was watching it intently and reminded me of my childhood when I was like that. Not exactly a super hero but some one who could not breath, could not play, got irritated when some one talked to me...... All that disappeared as I grew up (I don't know how) Must appreciate the sound quality here. First of the sound of the child coughing sounds so genuine. Exactly like a child having breathing problem. The music throughout the movie was good and effective. Good work Jonathan.” — HeavenPalace, 11 May 2012

  • “My asthmatic 4-year old son LOVES this and wants to watch it whenever he has to stay home from school coughing and wheezing.” — Randwich, 22 Dec 2010

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