Omeleto

Taking Flight by Brandon Oldenburg

When little boy finds a toy wagon in grandpa's garage, his day transforms into an epic adventure. Just wonderful at 2:07…

Filmmaker Brandon Oldenburg tells the story of Tony, a lonely little boy who gets dropped off at grandpa’s place. Dad is over-worked and over-scheduled and doesn’t have time to spend with him.

Tony is disappointed and complains to Dad that Grandpa only does grown-up things. True to form, Grandpa leaves Tony in the garage as he goes to mow the lawn.

When Tony looks up and sees a box of old photographs on a shelf, he piles together items in the garage to climbs to reach it. But everything comes crashing down.

Grandpa hears and runs over to sees the mess. He notices Tony holding the photograph of Dad as a child and tells he tells him he’ll take him in the red wagon for a spin.

As they wander the neighborhood, Grandpa and Tony’s imagination comes alive. Suddenly, an ordinary afternoon turns into an epic adventure, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe.

Time flies. And Dad soon returns to see them all filthy from the fun. He’s frustrated, but then sees his old red wagon and remembers his childhood.

Through it all, Tony learns to have fun, Dad learns to be a parent and Grandpa reminds us what being a kid is all about.

“Taking Flight” is a short film inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon.



You Might Also Like:

Spoetnik by Noel Loozen

Spoetnik by Noel Loozen

How Was Your Day? by Damien O’Donnell

How Was Your Day? by Damien O’Donnell

Margo Lily by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Margo Lily by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Long Branch by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Long Branch by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Orange Drive by Mark Lester

Orange Drive by Mark Lester

Ten Thousand Days by Michael Duignan

Ten Thousand Days by Michael Duignan

Pitter Patter Goes My Heart by Christoph Rainer

Pitter Patter Goes My Heart by Christoph Rainer

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham by Matt Richards

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham by Matt Richards

Snake Bite by Tim Hyten

Snake Bite by Tim Hyten


Join over 2.7 million subscribers!

Sign up to our daily e-mail and be the first to get notified of new stories. No spam, ever. Read more.




Omeleto shares stories
that connect us.

Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening. That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady stream of the best stories delivered to your inbox. Read more.