Yumi and Boom

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CFC Media Lab in co-production with Seneca’s School of Creative Arts




An interactive, episodic virtual reality series, Yumi and Boom brings the power of mindfulness and short-form character-driven stories together in the immersive media space. Produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and Seneca College School of Creative Art & Animation, under the creative direction of Lillian Chan, this animated VR experience traces a young girl’s unlikely friendship with what seems to be a capricious creature, Boom. Through scenes of their friendship, tweens learn key mindfulness techniques like body scans and breath control, which help them become more adept at emotional regulation. Read more about the production here.

Creative Director

Lillian Chan


Ana Serrano, CFC Media Lab
Mark Jones, Seneca College

Creative Technology Director

Matthew Whelan

Lead Unreal Programmer

Gabriela Kim Passos

Lead Level Designer and Artist

Sarah St. Laurent


John Poon

StoryBoard Artist

Samantha Tran

StoryBoard conversion to Unreal

GoodTH.Inc Story_VR

2D Location Designer

Cornelia Li

3D Animator

Caitlin MacDonald

3D Modelers

Anastasia Borokhova
Sean Craig
Isabel Lo
Lafim Miri-Dashe
Omid Nikaeen
Navdeep Singh


Brenna Baines
Samantha Tran

Production Manager

Joseph Ellsworth

A production of the Canadian Film Centre and Seneca College School of Creative Art & Animation Production support provided by Gamma Space and Dames Making Games Mindfulness concepts developed in consultation with M. Lee Freedman from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies