Tiny feeds her carnivorous plant with ants that, tired of being eaten up, design a secret plan to reverse this situation. Will Tiny understand the message? And will the plant convince her to continue picking up ants? What does an umbrella have to do with that?!
The juvenile project "Tiny and the Umbrella" comes from a short story of the same name that was adapted for the theater and through public biddings of the Secretariat of Culture of Bahia and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, receives the funds required for its production in 2009. In the same year, it is selected by the Program ANIMATV to be adapted for a TV animation series and has an 11 minute pilot episode and its production bible financed.
In 2011, the project of the feature film, a co-production of MOVIOCA and Santo Forte, was awarded on the spontaneous demand public bidding of the Secretariat of Culture of the State of Bahia, through which was raised approximately 50% of the film budget which allowed the start of the production in February 2012. The project now invests in obtaining the funds needed to finish the film production with an expected duration of 75 minutes and final copy in digital exhibition system with high definition.
Watch the short video that originated the feature film:
Tiny, the film's protagonist, is a 6-year-old girl who raises a carnivorous plant pet that is fed daily with ants collected in the green surroundings of the house she lives in. The girl has two friends besides the plant: Mr. Smith, the postman who brings news and good company, but is terrified of the carnivorous plant and refuses to stay in the same room with her; and Inertia, the new neighbor, who likes to remain in the state she is. In addition to Tiny, Inertia is the only person to maintain a good relationship with the carnivorous plant. A trail of ants is always present in the life of Tiny.
In the parallel universe of the ants, two of the little insects stand out from the others having existential humorous dialogues. In the plot, Tiny is surprised by a series of extraordinary events, part of a secret plan the ants made to save themselves from being used as food for the carnivorous plant. Tiny’s search for the solution of this mystery reveals her the world from a new perspective.