Red-end

Arthropod Tales - epic one- Red-end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society

Ants gather sugar cubes in an icy marl cave in order to build a palace. This turns out to be a nursery to cultivate larvae. These grubs grow in a cave and reveal themselves as bizarre, marching gluttons called Cricusts. The ant Red-end is different and tries an experiment resulting in one of the Cricusts being different as well. While the other Cricusts eat all the green in a military way and fly to the next forage field, the different one takes it easy in a field of raspberries. The greedy group soon turns all green landscapes into a barren desert with fatal consequences. Except for the raspberry field where Red-end keeps an eye on his big friend finally enabling them to walk together into the future.

A 4K Digital Cinema stopmotion animation by Bethany de Forest and Robin Noorda. Music composed by Phantom Frank.  

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS AND SELECTIONS

  • 2009 Utrecht première and openingsfilm HAFF (NL), 4K projection, Movie Squad award
  • Espinho IAFF (PT), Best Short Film Award
  • Talinn AFF Animated Dreams: Academy of Arts, Brain-tap Award (EE), Best Film
  • 2010 -Angers EFFF Premiers Plans (FR) Audience Award European Short Films
  • selected a.o. for the festivals of Annecy, Barcelona, London, Melbourne, Stuttgart, Zagreb and Cartoon D’or
  • Utrecht, Dutch Film Festival, nomination “Golden Calf” (Gouden Kalf)
  • St Petersburg; International Festival of Animation Art, special mention for unconventional look.

Buy the book (Dutch language):  http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1028121

To order a DVD with making of and music videos for Phantom Frank you can send a mail to Robin Noorda.  

PRODUCTION: ROCKETTA FILM - PH.+3120 4897733 - INFO(at)ROCKETTA.NL - WWW.ROCKETTA.NL

Trailer 1'16 minute of the 15' animation
Filmstills
Filmposter

Filmposter

A page of the storyboard

A page of the storyboard

Making of photos
 A copy of the book 'RED-END EN DE SCHIJNBARE SYMBIOTISCHE MAATSCHAPPIJ GELEEDPOTIGE VERHALEN - EPISODE 1' (Dutch) is based on stills from the animation film and the making of, can be ordered at: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1028121    

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