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MORTEN is a curious, 10-year old dreamer. His only family is his Father, Captain Viks who sails the seas on his ship, The Salamander. To save Morten's feelings, he tells Morten that his mother became a penguin but Morten knows she passed away.
Morten is taken care of by the strict ballet-teacher Aunt Anna, who is more evil task-master than kind, surrogate Mother.
To soothe his bitter days, Morten plays with a toy boat with only insects for crew. One day, the unexpected happens - Morten is magically shrunk and awakes on his own toy boat! He is thrilled to be a Captain but it's not all he dreamed it would be, since the bugs on the ship are as big as he is and they eerily resemble adults from his 'real' world.
Foul weather is coming in the form of a flood in his Aunt's caf and the toy ship is sinking. Through crazy and surreal adventures Morten saves the ship and insects and returns to the real world to happily reunite with his Father.


Morten On The Ship Of Fools - Trailer from Nukufilm on Vimeo.

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

Creation techniques: marnukk/classical puppet
Year of production: 2018
Duration: 80 min
Premiere: 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,
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, 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
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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