Jeff Chiba Stearns


Jeff Chiba Stearns is an independent documentary and animation filmmaker born in Kelowna, BC, of Japanese and European heritage. After graduating from the Animation program at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2001, he founded Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. specializing in creating animation, documentary, and experimental films aimed at children and adults that combine different philosophical and social elements together to create humorous inspiring stories.

In addition to animated films, Jeff has combined animation with live action in two documentaries that explore mixed heritage identity:  One Big Hapa Familyand Mixed Match. He is also a college animation instructor who has written articles for national publications and lectured around the world on topics of multiracial identity, cultural awareness, filmmaking, and animation.

Films by Jeff Chiba Stearns