Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Katara

Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch / Short Narrative / Netherlands / 2020 / 2 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Comedy
Gulf Premiere


In this ultrashort animated film, we follow an octopus who is a bit of a neat freak. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you want! Fast-paced and fun, the film is set perfectly to 'Zorba’s Dance', an instrumental by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Film connoisseurs might recognise the song from the academy-award winning film ‘Zobra the Greek’ (1964).

About the Directors

Joost van den Bosch and Erik Verkerk serve as directors, creators and production supervisors of their studio, Ka-Ching Cartoons. They have been working together since art academy, and after that, they worked for one year in Ireland at the Cartoon Saloon before returning to the Netherlands to start their own company in 2007. They created the international series, 'The 3D-Machine' for Nintendo and 'George and Paul', a stop-motion TV series. Gradually the studio moved towards longer formats, and recently worked on several feature-length projects as a service studio, or as a complete creative studio, including direction.


Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch
Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch
Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch
Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch
Mikis Theodorakis, Sony /ATV music publishing BV
Sales Company
Production Company
Ka-Ching Cartoons
Audiocult, René Merkelbach, Tim Langedijk
Bob Kommer Sound Studios, Jeroen Nadorp
KLIK! Distribution

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