Mia looks at the dog. It doesn’t look ferocious anymore, just sad and dirty. Slowly, she walks around the creature, kneels down, slides her hands underneath it and pulls it upright, back onto its feet.
I’m going to be brief about Mia, an animated short film I co-wrote with Wouter Bongaerts. Not because I don’t feel like talking about our imaginative urban fairytale – on the contrary – but because there is a finished product that stands for itself.
The movie premiered at the 2013 Warsaw Film Festival, where we did a little interview:
- Audience award, Austin Film Festival, Austin, Texas. (press release)
- Audience award, Leuven International Short Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium.
- Coup de Coeur Canal+, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrant, Clermont-Ferrand, France. (press release)
- SACD Award, Anima 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
- Film Fun in Bed Award, Jeugdfilmfestival 2014, Belgium.
Other than that, Mia attended various festivals. As of March 2014, the timer is 20 and ticking. (press release)
Here’s the logline:
Seven-year-old Mia tries to liberate her overworked mother from the clutches of an overpopulated metropolis. In her quest, she unlocks the hidden secrets that make the world turn.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s some information:
– Directed by: Wouter Bongaerts
– Screenplay by: Wouter Bongaerts and Bert Vandecasteele
– Producer: Viviane Vanfleteren, Vivifilm; Arnoud Rijken, il Luster
– Produced at: Creative Conspiracy, NMTrix
– Funded by: Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Nederlands Filmfonds (NFF)
– Voices: Janne Maeseele, Veerle Dobbelaere
– Duration: 9 min
Feel free to drop me a line if you want to find out more!