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Phantom of the Cinema

Director: Erik van Schaaik
When the feature film breaks in this short animation, the audience sees the theatre employees through the screen, as in a shadow play: an operator, a lavatory attendant and a nasty manager.
The film Phantom of the Cinema keeps getting stuck. While the operator tries to restart it, the audience notices, through the screen, the silhouettes of the unsuspecting employees. They see a romance between the operator and the lavatory attendant and the manager's indelicate hobby. This shadow play on the flat plane contrasts with the other computer-animated images, which have depth and shadows.


Production Design
Sound editing
Production company
il Luster B.V.
Title: Phantom of the Cinema
Year: 2008
Duration : 11 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2008

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