🦷 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! (dir. Cucută & Gänæaard) 🦷

📖 Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.
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🏆 With 40+ festival selections and 8 awards in United States, Romania, Colombia, Iran and Poland, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! is proving to be a festival favourite.
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🌿 "Built at a fast pace, adapted to the attention deficit that haunts our present, the winning film transposes contemporary issues into a naive perspective, through upheavals intertwined with black humor and gentleness. Fresh and funny, well dosed, the film manages to convey the emotional baggage in a few scenes. By resorting to stop-motion, the expressiveness of the frames acquires an extra dimension, the editing technique also helping the whole, just as the playful voice of the narrator does. A clear message and a simple approach, embodied in a dark character, contrasting with the color of the movie THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH, make the story unforgettable."
"Vladutz" Trophy winner at Dracula Film Festival
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🌿 "For the inspired way he interprets a story, for the black humor, because the filmmakers prove a good knowledge of people and what they are fighting for and urge them to do unimaginable things, for the sadistic and yet open ending, for the magnificent way to lead the story."
"Grand Prix" winner at Festival Très Court Roumanie
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🌿 "For stylistic choices, humor, character development and playing with the convention of fairy tales."
"Special Mention" winner at Warsaw Animation Festival

  • George ve Gänæaard
    Director
    America (2019), Flunked (2020), Mothers (2020)
  • Horia Cucută
    Director
    America (2019), Mothers (2020)
  • Ron Riekki
    Writer
  • Horia Cucută
    Producer
  • Ayrton P. Bryan
    Producer
  • Andrei Gheorghe
    Producer
  • Eli Lester
    Key Cast
    "Narrator (voice)"
  • Boróka Biró
    Cinematography
  • Adelina Gavrilă
    Production Designer
  • Nadina Lungu
    Costume & Puppet Designer
  • Ioana Simion
    Set Designer
  • Nadina Lungu
    Lead Animator
  • Adelina Gavrilă
    Animator
  • Horia Cucută
    Editing by
  • Yatesey Alexandru
    Color Grading by
  • Alin Zabrauțeanu
    Sound Mixing & Design
  • Alin Zabrauțeanu
    Original Music
  • Vlad Giogu
    3D Designer
  • Sorin Marian
    3D Printing
  • Alexandru Vicol
    Studio Recordist
  • Daniel Sandu
    Location Manager
  • mc² film
    Production Company
  • Diud
    Production Company
  • DaKINO Production
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.33:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dracula Film Festival
    Brasov
    Romania
    October 17, 2020
    Vladutz Trophy for Best Short Film
  • Rockport Film Festival (RFF)
    Rockport, Texas
    United States
    November 15, 2020
    Best Animation Film
  • Nos vemos en 16:9
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    February 14, 2021
    Best Screenplay Award in the Panorámica section
  • The Homemade Stop Motion Film Festival
    Tehran
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    March 12, 2021
    Gold Medal
  • Festival Très Court Roumanie 2021
    Arad, Baia Mare, Bistriţa, Bucureşti, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi, Oradea, Piteşti, Râşnov, Timişoara, Zalău
    Romania
    June 6, 2021
    Grand Prize & Audience Award
  • Filmul de Piatra
    Piatra Neamț
    Romania
    August 28, 2021
    Best Animated Short Film
  • Warsaw Animation Festival
    Warsaw
    Poland
    September 2, 2021
    Special Mention
  • 17th accordi @ DISACCORDI ISFF
    Napoli
    Italy
    November 7, 2020
  • Red Rock Film Festival
    Cedar City/St. George, Utah
    United States
    November 6, 2020
  • Big Cartoon Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    November 8, 2020
  • Animest International Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    November 14, 2020
  • MICMX - Muestra Itinerante De Cine
    Ciudad De México
    Mexico
    December 12, 2020
  • 13th Piccolo Festival Dell'animazione
    Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, Trieste and Dobbia
    Italy
    December 13, 2020
  • Corto Nero
    Napoli
    Italy
    December 15, 2020
  • Short Film Breaks
    Bucharest
    Romania
    January 13, 2021
  • Abbey Film Festival
    Abbey
    United Kingdom
    March 5, 2021
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Palermo
    Italy
    May 1, 2021
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    East Lansing, Michigan
    United States
    June 13, 2021
  • Très Court International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    June 13, 2021
  • Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM
    Liberec
    Czech Republic
    June 27, 2021
  • Neum Animated Film Festival
    Neum
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    July 1, 2021
  • Fest Anča International Animation Festival
    Žilina
    Slovakia
    July 4, 2021
  • ABIFF - Animation Bucharest International Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    July 11, 2021
  • Festival Alto Vicentino
    Santorso
    Italy
    July 17, 2021
  • Galichnik Film Festival
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    August 8, 2021
  • Utah Film Market
    Cedar City, Utah
    United States
    August 27, 2021
  • Câmpulung Film Fest
    Câmpulung
    Romania
    August 29, 2021
  • Animator Fest - European Youth Festival of Animated Film
    Jagodina
    Serbia
    September 5, 2021
  • Soo Film Festival
    Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    United States
    September 19, 2021
  • KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    October 15, 2021
  • SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival
    Chemnitz
    Germany
    October 16, 2021
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    October 17, 2021
  • Cortoons Festival Gandia
    Gandia
    Spain
    October 24, 2021
  • Short Com International Comedy Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 28, 2021
  • 8th Love Horror Short Film Festival
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
    November 12, 2021
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    Creston, BC
    Canada
    November 14, 2021
  • Manchester Animation Festival
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    November 30, 2021
  • Aporia International Village Film Festival
    Jecheon
    Korea, Republic of
    December 19, 2021
  • iShorts Czech Republic
    Prague
    Czech Republic
Distribution Information
  • mc² film
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută

George ve Gänæaard is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1984. He first got his degree in Sociology, in Bucharest, and studied Film and Television in United Kingdom, at Aberystwyth University.
George has worked as part of the crew on films like DOMESTIC (2011), THE DITCH (2012), ART (2013), ILLEGITIMATE (2015), FIXEUR (2016), A DECENT MAN (2018) and 5 MINUTES LATER (2019).
Recently, George has directed FLUNKED (2020) a short film that has been selected at TIFF 2020, among other festivals.
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Horia Cucută is a DYI filmmaker based in Bucharest, Romania. He got his degree in Marketing and worked as a multimedia designer for different advertising companies. In the past four years he has been a collaborator with mc² film, having different crew roles: editor, animator, digital imaging technician, on-set photographer, producer and director.
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Recently, George and Horia have directed three short films, AMERICA (2019), MOTHERS (2020) and THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! (2020), with 50+ festival selections around the world and 7 awards in the United States, Spain, Romania and Greece.
At the moment, George and Horia are in pre-production with their newest short film, DRIVEN, and are working on thier first feature film, STILL LIFE SURVEILLANCE.

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Director Statement

The mc² film collective was started with cinema in our minds and hearts. It was a way to make films by ourselves, without having to wait for bigger production companies to validate our ideas, way of seeing the world, feelings and passion. We've started making films based on our screenplays, but soon started being curious about what other people from around the world might be writing, might be creating from their imagination. That's why we created our screenwriting contest, in 2017, with the main prize being our promise to turn the winning screenplay into a film.

For its second edition, in 2017, Ron's AMERICA was by far the best script we have received, catching our attention from the first words on the page. The film we made ended up playing at 30+ festival around the world and winning 6 awards and prizes in the United States, Spain, Romania and Greece.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! is our second collaboration with Ron and our second animated film.