Jason dreams of having his own mountain bike. If he could find the splendid parrots that recently escaped from their cage at the Chinese restaurant he might be able to sell them for a lot of money and realise his dream. His friend Kevin will surely help him. But Kevin is just too angry. A melancholic portrait of a toxic friendship, depicted in broken colours.
by Nicolas Keppens Belgium / France / Netherlands 2020 Dutch 15’ Colour

Part of the Berlinale Summer Special


Written and Directed by Nicolas Keppens
Animation Nicolas Keppens, Pascal Vermeersch, Camiel Hermans, Digna van der Put, Carl van Isacker, Eno Swinnen, Sacha Brauner, Laura Piette, Flore van Holderbeke, Tiemen Focke, Felux Ysenbaert
Editing Nicolas Keppens
Music Greg Scheirlinckx, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Sound Design Greg Scheirlinckx
Sound Mixing Greg Scheirlinckx
Special Effects Nicolas Keppens, Raf Schoenmaekers
Producers Brecht Van Elslande, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Joost van den Bosch, Erik Verkerk
Co-Production Miyu Productions Paris, Frankreich
Ka-Ching Cartoons Rotterdam, Niederlande

Nicolas Keppens

Born in Aalst, Belgium in 1989. After studying animation at KASK in Ghent, he took a film degree at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Besides working on his own projects, he is also a production manager for the Hans Op de Beeck animation studio. His short film Wildebeest, which he co-wrote and co-directed with Matthias Phlips in 2017, screened at numerous international festivals and was nominated for a European Film Award.

Filmography (short films)

2018 Wildebeest; co-director: Matthias Phlips 2020 Easter Eggs

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021