Kitten Instinct

A Film by Liesbeth Eeckman

Synopsis

Sometime in the late Cretaceous, a fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex dreams about a cute little kitten. It is a dream that ushers in a new phase of his life. Determined to recover the kitten, he abandons his daily routine of hunting, eating and sleeping and sets out to explore the world around him. The story is visualized as a documentary-style reenactment of dinosaur behaviour. With a dreamy montage and cutting across animation styles (combining stop motion and drawn animation, with bits of 3D and live action), this speculative behavioural study on dinosaurs evolves towards an actual behavioural study of the contemporary domestic cat, enacted by dinosaurs.

Director

  • Picture of Liesbeth Eeckman © Liesbeth Eeckman

    Liesbeth Eeckman

    Liesbeth Eeckman is an animation filmmaker living and working in Ghent, Belgium. She graduated from KASK in 2016 with a master’s degree in animation. She previously studied graphic arts at the same school, the influence of which can still be seen in the diverse graphic styles and techniques in her films. Liesbeth’s work shows a strong interest in natural sciences, especially animal behaviorism. Her short film Biotopia, set in a zoo but presented as a nature documentary, was shown at several festivals worldwide, often in ecology-themed programs.

Awards + Festivals

  • 13th ANIMATEKA (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)December 5, 2016
  • 29th FESTIVAL PREMIERS PLANS D'ANGERS (Official Selection, Angers, France)January 20, 2017
  • 24th STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany) May 2, 2017
  • 5th SUPER GEEK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 14, 2017
  • BRNO 16 - 58th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)October 11, 2017
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • CINEMA BIOSCOOP LONDON & BRUSSEL (Official Selection)

Crew

Screenplay
Liesbeth Eeckman & Joel Rabijns
Producer
Liesbeth Eeckman
Director
Liesbeth Eeckman
Director of Photography
Liesbeth Eeckman
Art Direction
Liesbeth Eeckman
Costume Design
Liesbeth Eeckman
Sound
Liesbeth Eeckman & Joel Rabijns
Editor
Liesbeth Eeckman & Joel Rabijns
Sound Design
Liesbeth Eeckman & Joel Rabijns
Music
Simon Halsberghe

Details

Running Time
16:43 mins
Shooting Format
5K Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), 2K DCP & 4K DCP
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Liesbeth Eeckman

Liesbeth.eeckman@gmail.com
https://www.liesbetheeckman.be