"Tethered" is the title for a film I recently wrote and storyboarded. The image above is how I envision the film, simple, yet rich in color. “Tethered” is an animated short fi lm following grandmother, Nita, and her granddaughter, Tia, as they travel up the mountainside to place fl owers on their family grave. Tia shares a special moment with her grandmother as a butter y finds its way to a flower she had picked. Creating a new tether to a kite, Tia is continually distracted by the butterfly as her grandmother’s kites are threatened by the wind.