A Kind of Testament

A young woman comes across animations on the Internet that have clearly been created from her private selfies. A stranger with the same name confesses to identity theft. But death is quicker than the answer to the question: “Why?”
by Stephen Vuillemin
with Naomi Christie, Angela Clerkin, Freida Siddall, Aisha Arden, Bethy Read
France 2023 English 16’ Colour World premiere | Animation


  • Naomi Christie (Main character)
  • Angela Clerkin (Animator)
  • Freida Siddall (Child)
  • Aisha Arden (Vet)
  • Bethy Read (Friend)


Director Stephen Vuillemin
Screenplay Stephen Vuillemin
Animation Stephen Vuillemin
Editing Stephen Vuillemin
Music Charlie Janiaut
Sound Lucien Krampf
Art Director Stephen Vuillemin
Production Manager Joséphine Mancini
Producers Ugo Bienvenu, Felix De Givry
Co-Producer Stephen Vuillemin
Co-Production Aycevee London

Stephen Vuillemin

The animation director, comic creator and illustrator was born in Besançon, France in 1986. His 2011 webcomic “Lycéennes” was recognised as a “novel use of animated gifs” by Cartoon Brew. From 2016 onwards, he made his first short animated film A Kind of Testament, working alone at first and then with the support of the production company, Remembers. He has also worked with companies like Chanel and the “New York Times”. After living in London and Taipei, he is currently based in Paris.

Filmography (short films)

2023 A Kind of Testament

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023