Private Project

The Plumber

The day-in-the-life adventures of intergalactic plumber Buck Mooncrater, as he travels to the seedier side of space to fix a mysterious clog in a wretched night club lavatory. Strange things abound as he plunges into action to root out the source of the problem.

  • Christian Bergmans
  • Christian Bergmans
  • Christian Bergmans
  • Clark Soll
  • Elizabeth Zimmerman
    Key Cast
  • Mike Zimmerman
    Key Cast
  • Niene Pugliano
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Pollard
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • McMinnville Short Film Festival
    McMinnville, OR
    October 3, 2015
    Grand Jury Prize
Director Biography - Christian Bergmans

Director/Animator Christian Bergmans lives in Portland Oregon with his wife Katie, and their son Cameron. Christian has been working in film & video production in Portland for the past 20 years. In that time he's made over a dozen short films, 2 feature films, and has creatively participated on many other projects. While his favorite genres are Science Fiction & Horror, many of his own films explore Comedy, Drama, and Experimental. The Plumber, a Science Fiction Comedy, is the 2nd stop-motion animated film Christian has directed.

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Director Statement

Christian and his friend Clark Soll produced and animated the 11 minute film in a basement. Friends, Michael & Elizabeth Zimmerman also gave their time helping with the animation process, which took nearly 2 years to complete. Christian admits it was well worth the time involved. There is something gratifying about building a tiny little world from the ground up. Everyone had fun making it. After all, it's about a Space Plumber - how can you NOT have fun making that! Christian hopes the film will generate enough interest to be made into a full length stop-motion animated feature.