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The Lonely Orbit

Nominated for

Best Animated Short

Directed by

Frederic Siegel & Benjamin Morard

9' • Switzerland • 2019


No Dialogue

A satellite technician's inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind.

Director's Bio: Frederic Siegel is a Swiss animation director, visual artist and member of the Zurich-based collective Team Tumult. While expressing his own artistic views in personal short films, illustrations and music, he is also teaching animation basics and producing commercial work and music videos. He graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with the film Ruben Leaves which won several awards, including the Swiss Film Award for the best graduation film. Benjamin Morard is a Zurich-based director, animator and story artist. After graduating from the Lucern School of Art and Design he co-founded the creative collective Team Tumult where he creates commissioned animations and directs short films. His biggest passion however is storyboarding for entertaining visual projects.

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