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In surrealistic scenes the film tackles urgent earthly issues, as seen by a lonely astronaut, called Antonio, who was left behind on the moon after his coming out.

An improvisation animation based on a poem about the human behaviour of leaving waste everywhere, even in outer space.

  • Robin Noorda
  • Robin Noorda
  • Robin Noorda
    Red-end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society, Red-end and the Factory plant, Rebirth of Venus
  • Marc Thelosen
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  • Alfred Marseille
    Rebirth of Venus
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Improvisation Animation, Environmental Comedy, Stop-motion, Absurd Poem, Zero Budget
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    DCI 4K
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Distribution Information
  • Ursula van den Heuvel
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Robin Noorda

Robin Noorda (31-12-1959 Laren NL) studied animation, graphic design and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Rijks Academy both in Amsterdam. In the early eighties he started as designer and animator for the Dutch public broadcasting organisation and pioneering computer animator at the first CGI studio in the Netherlands. In that period he also co-founded the art movement Tropism Art & Science Collective and his design company Morphosis. Nowadays he is an independent filmmaker and animator. As an artist he is also active in experimental photography and interactive light installations.

Lunatic (2023, short stop-motion animation, 16')

Rebirth of Venus (2021, short stop-motion animation 9')
Premiere: Netherlands Film Festival
Berlin Underground Film Festival - Best Rhythm & Poetry
Mumbai International Film Awards - Best Content Award
Cooper Awards - Best Screenwriter
Golden Harvest Film Festival - Best Production & Best Experimental Film
Milan Gold Awards - Silver Award Indie Short Film & Gold Award Production Design
New York Movie Awards - Best Production Design
Blastoff Los Angeles - Best Sound Design
Only The Best Film Festival, Winner Experimental & Winner Animation
Pacific Beach International Film Festival - Best Experimental Short
European Cinematography Awards - Best Visual Effects
New York City IO Festival - 3th place winner- Women's Issue Themed
Anticensura Film Featival - Best Political Film
Festival Angaelica - Jury Award Animation
Cine Pobre Film Festival - Honorable Mention
Make Art Not Fear Film Festival - Best Poetry Short

Red-end and the Factory Plant (2015, short stop-motion animation, 15')
Premiere: Netherlands Film Festival
nominated: Clermont Ferrand Short FF, Mecal, HAFF, FIFE, MIAF, Cartoons on the Bay. Award at the NCAIAF Sapporo, Japan
Honourable Mention for the Devour! Golden Tine Award for Best Animation in Canada.

Red-end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society (2009, short stop-motion animation, 15')
Premiere: Holland Animation FF, Moviesquad Award.
Nomination: Gouden Kalf - Netherlands Film Festival
Espinho, Cinanima, Award for Best Short Film
Tallinn, Animated Dreams F, "Brain-tap" Award for Best Film
Angers, Premiers Plans - Audience Award Best European Short Film
St. Petersburg; IF of Animation Art, special mention for unconventional look.
Nominated: Annecy International Animation FF, Cartoon d'Or, Nijmegen, Go-short FF

Shivering Beauty, Soundscape of Mongolia (2007 - dir. cut 2010, documentary / music film, 74')
Premiere: Buddhist Film Festival
Broadcasted: BOS/NPO

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Director Statement

The array of urgent problems the world is facing is of an absurd magnitude. To get people aware of the seriousness, it might be best to laugh about it.

It is an improvisation animation as the workflow was not based on a fixed script, storyboard or plan.
I started with only some ideas and images in my head. An approach promoted in order to maintain creativity during production instead of being merely a slave of the pre-production script and storyboard.

The film is based on my poem and my lost and recently re-emerged juvenile drawing (made in 1975) of a skinned warrior, trying to defend itself against a lunar lander. It also features a 40 years lost model spaceship I made during my internship at Toonder Studio's that also recently came back to me.