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Under the pillow: Kitten Mormitten

Kids’ world is usually somewhat of a mystery to their parents. Especially when two siblings have to share the same room and bother each other all the time. Mormitten the toy kitten, once created by my father for my sister and me helps kids learn to solve problems and avoid squabbles with their siblings and how to overcome difficult situations in your life when you think you have no one who could help you except of your toy-friend.
Dedicated to my father, who made kitten Mormitten real for me and my sister when we needed it the most.

  • Georgy Molodtsov
    Lake Baikal, Zero Gravity 360, Vrability, Uncapitals, Vreadings
  • Georgy Molodtsov
  • Sergey Molodtsov
  • Mila Ulanova
  • Anna Northrup
  • Georgy Molodtsov
    Lake Baikal, Zero Gravity 360, Vrability, Uncapitals, Vreadings
  • Mitya Sorkin
  • Pavel Sorkin
  • Alexandr Bassett
    Key Cast
    "Toy Spirit"
  • Phoebe Bassett
    Key Cast
  • Leo Bassett
    Key Cast
  • Pavel Lukashevich
    Lead Artists
  • Lizaveta Belaya
    Lead Artists
  • Kate Tarkan
    Key Collaborators
  • Sergey Malashonok
    Key Collaborators
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Под подушкой: Котик Мормотик
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, Interactive Film
  • Genres:
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    85,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • Cannes XR - VeeR Future Award
    July 7, 2021
    European Premiere
    VeeR Future Award Nominee
    November 4, 2020
    Pilot episode premiere
    Halo Award for Best Art Game
  • ANNECY MIFA Pitching 2020
    June 10, 2020
  • New Imamges XR Financing Market 2020
    September 10, 2020
    XR Financing Pitching
Distribution Information
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Georgy Molodtsov

An award-winning film and VR director, festival programmer.
Programming director of VR Sci Fest (Sweden), curator of the Open Frame Award for VR within goEast Film Festival (Germany), creative producer of Russian VR Seasons initiative. Co-founder of VRability social good project.
MA in Film and Video 2015, School of Communication, American University, USA (Fulbright Fellow). Studied documentary filmmaking in All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in 2003-2008.
Web site: www.gmolodtsov.com

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Director Statement

In the early 90s, while the whole country was falling apart into pieces, same processes happened in our family. Our father had to leave the family and mother had to take more time for herself and her work, so me and my sister were spending a lot of time together.

However, our father Sergey Molodtsov, prominent journalist who covered conflicts and disasters in post-soviet countries, was trying to keep the connection with us even on distance.
He wrote us this story about a toy – kitten Mormitten, who helped us to be stronger and closer to each other.

Father published this story in one of his newspapers and it quickly became popular among kids. Hundreds of children were sending their paintings and handmade toys to show their own vision of how Mormitten should looks like. They shared lots of stories how Mormitten could help them in their family struggles.
When father passed away, we found Mormitten in his belongings. This toy looked quite new and really different from the one we did over 20 years ago.
So we knew that other children, who read the story years after it was written, were still inspired by it.

And that's the reasons we are doing this project now.