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"I'm not a monster, detective - I'm a balloon!"
A SHORT ANIMATED FILM NOIR
BY NIR YANIV & LAVIE TIDHAR
When someone pops Mordy the Mouth, balloon detective Muldoon runs into hoppers and gasbags – not to mention one sexy red balloon! – as he tries to solve the mystery of missing helium in Loontown.
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Loontown - A Short Animated Film
Produced in the US, 2022
Format: 17:9 DCI 4K
Genre: Film-Noir, Animation, Comedy
Directed by Nir Yaniv
Written by Lavie Tidhar
Starring Digger Mesch, Anne Wittman, Kenneth Jay, Nathan Osgood, Al Lubel, Russell Wilcox and Katie Snyder
Original soundtrack by Nir Yaniv
Red's Theme composed and performed by Ruy Folguera
Sound mix by Tal Rom
Poster design by Sarah Anne Langton
“Tidhar is one of the great writers of my generation.”
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, novelist and producer, Mexican Gothic
“I cannot be a man who countenances Tidhar.”
Charlie Kaufman, writer/producer, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lavie Tidhar, writer/co-creator
Writer, The Violent Century, Cenrtal Station, By Force Alone, nominated Philip K. Dick Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, winner World Fantasy Award, Campbell, Neukom, British Fantasy, British SF Award, Jerwood Prize.
Previously in development: The Violent Century (DNA), Adler (Objective Fiction).
Nir Yaniv, director/co-creator
Director, composer and animator of Mars Machines, Addict, Microtime, Liftoff, The Voice Remains. Winner, Paris Independent Film Festival Best Animated Short 2018, Genre Celebration Festival Best Score 2018, LifeArt Festival Best Sound & Vision 2020.
Author of The Love Machine and Other Contraptions, The Good Soldier.
Digger Mesch - Lt. Muldoon
Anne Wittman - Red
Avenue 5, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kenneth Jay - Big, Fred, Goon 1
Wonder Woman 1984, Big Nothing, Woman in Gold
Nathan Osgood - Flynn, Bill, Goon2
Mission:Impossible, Criminal, Seven Psychopaths
Russell Wilcox - Tony Bouncy Ball, The Professor
6 Underground, Holmes & Watson
AL Lubel - Mordechai the Mouth
Funny People, Mentally Al
Katie Snyder - Scarlet, Dispatch
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