Private Project


MICRO|MACRO uses colorful animations to give an impression of the treatment process of a child with cancer: Studio Beerdier playfully investigates what happens at a microscopic level.

In the film you follow the roller coaster of a young patient, from diagnosis to recovery. A tumor is examined and treated with different treatment methods. Slowly but surely the body bounces back.

The starting point for this animated film is the resilience of children: in general, children can undergo more intensive treatments than adults, because their bodies have a better capacity to recover.

  • Karenina van den Crommenacker
  • Charlotte de Vries
  • Rik Rensen
    Music and Sound Design
  • Gemeente Utrecht
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  • Fonds 21
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  • Prinses Máxima Centrum
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  • Stimuleringsfonds
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  • Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds
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  • Stichting Stokroos
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  • Athena Medical
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  • pArt of Science
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  • DragonFrame
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Art, Stopmotion, Medical
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    37,656 EUR
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    Dutch, English
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Director Biography

Studio Beerdier is an artist duo, consisting of Charlotte de Vries and Karenina van den Crommenacker. The interaction between artistic and scientific research is central to their work: the makers see many similarities between the curiosity of a scientist and an artist.

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Director Statement

By approaching (the treatment of) childhood cancer with catching marvel, Studio Beerdier hopes to give a new impulse to the involvement in the development of treatment methods. After all, curiosity leads to new discoveries.