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All at sea in a shoe.

A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded caf. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up.
Morten builds a toy boat which he crews with insects. This is his escape from the unhappy world of the harbour caf where he lives with his aunt Anna.
When he is shrunk in a botched magic trick he finds himself sailing his own boat across the flooded caf. The insect crew look uncannily like his aunt and the people she orders around. Morten has to reassess his relationships, save the crew from shipwreck and take control of his life.


2018/ Ottawa International Animation Festival Canada 26.-28.09.

2018/ Annecy International Animation Film Festival France 11.-16.06.

2018/ 28th World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb Croatia 04.-09.06.

Sometimes you need to be shrinked in order to grow up.

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Creation techniques: marnukk/classical puppet
Year of production: 2018
Duration: 79 min
Premiere: World premiere: ANIMAFEST Zagreb, Estonia 18/10/2018
Original format: English/Estonian
Colours: colour  
Sound format: dolby stereo  
Genre: Adventure film  
Target audience: family film  
Script: Kaspar Jancis, Mike Horelick, Paul Risacher, Robin Lyons
Direction: Kaspar Jancis, co-directors: Henry Nicholson, Riho Unt
Camera: Ragnar Neljandi
Design: Kaspar Jancis (nukud-puppets), Riho Unt (sets)
Animation: Mrt Kivi, Sam Turner, Triin Sarapik-Kivi, Olga Bulgakova, Stina Tiigime, Teresa Perez-Girau, Susanne Guy, Martin Pullen, Patricia Sourdes,Nuria Robles, Adrienne Dowling, Jason Watts
Music: Pierre Yves Drapeau
Sound: Ciarn Tuairisc
Puppets and decoration: Heigo Eeriksoo, Taivo Mrsepp, Indrek Kuuse, Ene Mellow, Klli Jaama, Anne Kabel, Merili laur, Triin Paumer, Stiina Tiigime, Katariina Aule, Margrethe Danielsen,
Puppet makers: Emily Nicholson, Adrienne Dowling, Margrethe Lundsgard Danielsen, Monica Pawlak, Melissa O' Brien
Decoration prepatarion: Mait Erik, Roman Kuznetsov, Ciarn Bonner, Stephen Shelly, Danny Rumgay, Hannah Murray
CGI composer: Raivo Mllits, Villem Tammaru
3D digital compositing: GRID vfx
Digital postproduction: Grid VFX (Belgium)
Make up: Margrethe Danielsen, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Editing: Keith Gairbhn
Light: Vladimir Voronov, Paul Noble
Assistant: Sergei Kibus, Mark Byrne
Cast: Cian O'Dowd, Susie Power, Brendan Gleeson, Pauline McLynn, Ciaran Hinds, Tommy Tiernan, Michael McElhatton, Jason Byrne, Mario Rosenstock, Neil Delamere
Producer: Kerdi Oengo, Paul Cummins, Mark Mertens, Robin Lyons, Andrus Raudsalu
Production assistant: Maret Reismann, Heather Mills, Jan Goossen,
Produced by: Nukufilm O (Estonia), Telegael (Ireland), Grid VFX (Belgium), Calon (UK)
Distribution: Sola Media

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