A young man's father dies of cancer and the boy has to cope with the loss. A poem, recited by Ian McKellen, builds the framework for the storyline and is interrupted from time to time by the thoughts and experiences of the boy, voiced by Joseph Fiennes. The result is a film about the time-consuming process of overcoming grief, with all its ups and downs, setbacks, and silver linings.
Length: 15 minutes
Premiere: New York
Primary Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Ian McKellen, Richard McCowen
Director: Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg
Screenwriter: Martin Wallner
Producer: Nils Dünker, Anatole Taubman
Composer: Lars Deutsch
Sound: Heiko Müller
Animation: Onni Pohl, Travis Ramsdale, Sam Siahaija, David Scharf, Dancing Squirrel
Technical Director: Simon Leykamm
MARTIN WALLNER and STEFAN LEUCHTENBERG both studied graphic design as well as interactive media at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. Together they founded animation studio Dancing Squirrel. This is their debut film, already a winner of numerous awards.