BAG is an all- cardboard short film created by Robin Frohardt with original music by Freddi Price. The film follows the journey of a plastic bag from the present day to the far off-future. Intricate hand made sets and lo-fi special effects come together to weave an ode to the forever-ness of plastic.

  • Robin Frohardt
    Fitzcardboardaldo, The Corrugation of Dreams
  • Freddi Price
    Music Composition
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Robin Frohardt
  • Aspen
    United States
    April 2, 2020
    World Premiere
    Ellen Award and Special Mention Animation
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  • Robin Frohardt
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Robin Frohardt

Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is visual artist, puppet designer and director living in Brooklyn, NY. Her original play "The Pigeoning" hailed by the New York Times as “a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination,” debuted in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad and has been translated into German, Greek, Arabic and Turkish. Her all cardboard short films have been have been shown at film festivals internationally. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Creative Capital Award for her work on the The Plastic Bag Store. She is developed the work through a DisTil Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and the first artist in Residence at Olson Kundig a renown design and architecture firm in Seattle.

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Director Statement

"I have been told that I have a knack for taking a simple premise to an elaborate realization. Which either means that I can take a joke entirely too far, or it means that I have found my authentic obsession and have connected it to my love of craft. For that last 15 years, I have used short films, puppetry, sculpture, and animation as a way to perform human experiences that are sometimes difficult to articulate through language. (Also, I can’t spell so this is an easier way to express myself). Humor is at the core of my process; it is how I cope with the tragic parts of modernity. I like to use recognizable materials, often trash, to create richly detailed worlds that attempt to make magic of the mundane and highlight the trivialities of daily life in the context of the end of the world that is always and never coming."