ROTKIND
SHORT ANIMATED FILM 7’ ︎STOP-MOTION



(Due to the festival run restrictions, film isn’t publicly accessible yet.)


After his authoritarian mother’s sudden death, it is finally time for the taciturn 60-something Harold to find his own voice in this short animation.

Sixty-something Harold still lives with his aged mother Hendrina. This is far from snug: the embittered mother puts her passion for vases above the love of her son and is very reproachful. This has made Harold believe he depends on her and is unable to make autonomous decisions. But then he hears another sound coming through the wall: the neighbors’ rebellious, recalcitrant adolescent son. In the reticent Harold, this awakens a desire to express himself too. Shortly after, his mother dies. What does this do to Harold?


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Year of production
Runtime
Aspect ratio
Format and resolution
Language
Subtitles
Technique
2022
7’ 45’
1.85:1
H.265 UHD 4K
Dutch
English
Stop-motion animation





Written, directed, sets, additional animation & DOP
Animation director & puppets
Producer & Digital compositor
Composer

Hendrina
Harold
Rick
Rick’s Mum

Script consultant & translator
Lighting & compositing consultant
Costume design
Sound

Prop assistants
Anej Golčar

Eva Schets
Tatevik Martirosyan
Anja Lobnik

Door Janssen Polanen
Juus Piek
Tico Rovers
Katja van der Sandt

Marieke Swinkels
Robin Tijdeman
Simone Kraaijeveld
Annie Winter
Anej Golčar
Luna Schreuder
Nina Hauser
Magdalena Souyris
Andzhela Kantardzhieva
Maria Dubec