The Amazing Toy

It’s Kevin’s birthday in a few minutes. Simon has to find the right gift for his nephew, who’s a difficult child. His fear to disappoint him will make him imagine the worst that could happen with every gift. So begins a toy hunt who will become a rewarding experience for every character.

  • Marie Robin
    Director
  • Marie Robin
    Writer
  • Valentin Verrier
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le jouet extraordinaire
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Courts d'un soir 2017 - Édition N°1
    Montréal
    Canada
    April 6, 2017
  • Short Film Corner - Festival de Cannes 2017
  • Festival Vues du Monde 2017
    Montréal
    Canada
  • Festival du 1er court-métrage de Pontault-Combault
    Pontault-Combault
    France
  • 24èmes rencontres Court c'est court !

    France
  • Cinemira - Budapest International Children Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    Best Fiction Short Film
  • International Children's Film Festival
    Lucknow
    India
  • CinéRelève
    Shédiac
    Canada
    Best Comedy AND Public Choice's
  • Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
Distribution Information
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    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Marie Robin

Marie Robin, young 20 years old french, studies Cinema at Université de Montréal. In august 2016, she direct her first Montréal short film « Le Jouet Extraordinaire ». In October of the same year, she tries production direction to do a student short film.

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Director Statement

Written as a part of my studies in Cinema, The Amazing Toy is about children in a world where they are interested by money and objects like cellphones, tablets and video games. With a comic value, the short film asks important questions as the relationship with money of young children and the impact of toy on their education.