Yasmin Mistry is an Emmy-nominated animator and filmmaker. Her work has been displayed worldwide including recent showings at the White House and United Nations as well as at film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca and DOC NYC. She is the recipient of grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Riverside Sharing Fund, and Harnisch Foundation. She is also the recipient of the Jessie Streich-Kest Memorial Grant. Her documentary short films about foster care have been selected for over 100 film festivals and won more than 25 awards. The first film in the series, Feeling Wanted, was nominated for Best Short Film of 2015 by Adoption At The Movies.
When not working as an artist, Yasmin dedicates her time to the foster youth of New York City. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, she received the 2012 Advocate of The Year Award for her dedication to getting services for foster care children with special needs, and the 2018 CASA Hero Award for her advocacy work. Yasmin was inspired to create this film when she realized the voices of the children she worked with were not being heard and their stories never told.