Varken (for woke young adults)
‘Varken’ is a 7-minute short film that comments on the climate crisis in a seriously funny way. A tragicomic, absurd fable that summarizes a complex side of humanity, in a playful style reminiscent of children's books.
A group of animals hook up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one big, sleeping pig. The animals use the pig’s energy for simple things at first, but soon they render themselves dependent on a city where every single thing - the useful and the useless - is automated...
English title: TBD
Original title: Varken
Running time: 7 minutes
Release date: 2021
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D computer animation
Target audience: young adults
Category: debut short film
Status: in production
Director: Jorn Leeuwerink
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Story consultant: Sam Peeters
Story, storyboard, design, animation: Jorn Leeuwerink
Background illustrations: Janneke Ipenburg
Sound, music, mix: Bram Meindersma
Special thanks: Myra Emmen Riedel, Tim Leborgne, Enara Zabaleta, Uri Kranot, Magnus Møller, Erik van Drunen, Jolijn van Rees, Dorien van de Pas, Mirjam Bal, Joost Lieuwma, Remco Polman, Bouwine Pool, Aisha Madu, Sijbren Schenkels, Jing Yue Zwaan
Jorn Leeuwerink tells seemingly sweet fables about serious themes, with dark humor and a playful visual style. Previously he directed 'Flower Found!', which was selected for 70+ festivals and won 16 prizes.