Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".
Cinematography by Macgregor
Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes
Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board
Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.
Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.
Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
written and directed by Joschka Laukeninks
starring Xenia Assenza & Constantin Lücke
narrated by Alan Orpin
edited by Vera Berg
music composed by Jan-Peter Pflug
sound design by Matthias Brattig
director of photography Joschka Laukeninks
flame artist Stefan Moog
colourist Eike Rieche
1st assistant camera Christian Grundey
2nd assistant camera Simon Kaiser
gaffer Jan Boltze
best boy Manuel Bieker
production manager Julian Schöneich
1st ad Sebastian Rabe
2nd ad Lena Steisslinger
make up & hair Nicole Koslowski
supporting actor Mario Kaspras
Thanks to my mother for doing the most delicious film catering on earth. ( :