anton octavian
director / animator
Candy Can
2020, short film, 9 minutes and 15 seconds

"A vulnerable boy works very hard to escape from a stark reality. He surrounds himself by a world of toys and games but as the truth starts to emerge his refuge might turn out to be a trap."

Directed by: Anton Octavian
Script: Cristian Pascariu
Art Director: Andreea Gurban
Background Artist: Raluca Anghel
Animation: Anton Octavian, Andreea Gurban
Storyboard and Editing: Andreea Gurban
Original Soundtrack: Mickey Mouse Teeth - Performed by: Troup
Sound Design : Ionut Cosmin Grigore
Animation and Post Production: Animashort Studio

Original Footage filmed at Videolink
DOP : Marius Iacob
Director : Anton Octavian

Production Company: Safe Frame
Producer: Mihai Mitrica
With the support of the CNC - Romanian National Film Center

Film Festivals:
may 2020 - Germany - Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) - Stuttgart
aug 2020 - Macedonia - Fiipbook Film Festival - Skopje
aug 2020 - Italy - Imaginaria - International Animated Film Festival (IAF) - Conversano
sep 2020 - Ukraina - LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival - Kyiv
sep 2020 - Italy - Sciacca Film Fest - Sciacca
oct 2020 - South Korea - Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) - Bucheon
oct 2020 - Serbia - BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival - Belgrade
oct 2020 - Greece - Thessaloniki Animation Festival (TAF) - Thessaloniki
oct 2020 - Turkey - Canland─▒ranlar Film Festival - Istanbul
oct 2020 - Georgia - TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival - Batumi
nov 2020 - Russia - The Big Cartoon Festival - Moscow
nov 2020 - Romania - Animest International Film Festival - Bucharest  
nov 2020 - Argentina - Bit Bang International Animation and Digital Art Festival - Buenos Aires
nov 2020 - Portugal - Cinanima - 44th International Animated Film Festival - Espinho
dec 2020 - Slovenia - Animateka International Animated Film Festival - Ljubljana