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Joel Simon / Short Narrative / United Kingdom / 2012 / 8 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation, Disability, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

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Synopsis

Discarded as faulty goods from the production line of a toy factory, a cat with a missing eye and a dog with a missing leg join forces to reunite with their fellow toys on the store shelf. As they wander lost and alone in a urban world full of over-sized, fast-paced humans, they eventually discover that there is love for everyone. A striking modern-day fable, shot using a unique mix of stop-motion claymation and time-lapse photography on the streets of Belfast.

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About the Directors

Joel Simon was born in Belgium, where he studied fine arts at the Royal Academy in Liège. He discovered the joys of claymation while studying Design in the UK. He has directed animated programmes for clients such as Comic Relief, CBBC, Channel 4 and Sesame Workshop USA. His Bombay-based short ‘Horn OK Please’ (2008) screened in more than 100 festivals and has won 16 international awards.

Credits

Director
Joel Simon
Screenwriter
Ciaran Morrison, Mick O'Hara
Producer
Vicky Bevis
Editor
Nathan MaTeer
Music
Andrew Simon McAllister
Cinematographer
Johnny Schumann
Production Company
A Flickerpix Production
Sound
Andrew Simon McAllister
Assistant Director
Johnny Schumann

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