German Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:30 and Sunday, March 26, 2006, 17:30 (UMAMI)


Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 11′
Category: Animation

Director: Shane Acker
Screenplay: Shane Acker
Animation: Shane Acker
Sound Design: Dave Steinwedel
Music: Earganic

Synopsis: In the shadow of urban desolation, a rag doll must face a monster that is hunting his brethren and stealing their souls.

Festivals & Awards: Ion International Short Film Festival 2004, Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2004, Sundance Film Festival 2005, Animex International Festival of Animation 2005 (3D CHARACTER ANIMATION AWARD – 1st Prize), Anima International Animation Festival 2005, Cinequest Film Festival 2005, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation College Awards 2005 (1st Place NON-TRADITIONAL ANIMATION), Philadelphia Film Festival 2005 (2nd Place – FESTIVAL FAVORITE), Florida Film Festival 2005 (Grand Jury Award for BEST ANIMATED SHORT), Indianapolis International Film Festival 2005 (Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Animation ), Newport Beach Film Festival 2005 (Best Animated Short Film), Coachella Independent Film Festival 2005, Maryland Film Festival 2005, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2005 (Junior Jury Award for Best Student Animation), Student Academy Awards 2005 (Gold Medal), Short Shorts Film Festival Burma 2005, Melbourne International Animation Festival MIAF 2005 (Best CGI and Audience award for best CGI), SIGGRAPH 2005 (Best of Show), George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 2005 (Best College Animation / Student Best of Show), BENDFilm 2005 (Best Animated Short), Next Reel Film Festival 2005 (Best Animation), ArtFutura 2005 (First Prize), Beijing Film Academy International Student Film Festival 2005 (Gold Award), Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short 2006

Weblink: www.shaneacker.com