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MARS MACHINES

A SHORT-FORM ANIMATED TV SERIES
CREATED BY NIR YANIV & LAVIE TIDHAR

An absurdist buddy comedy set in a kitchen on Mars, where every appliance hides a dark secret.

  • Adult animation short form​

  • Season 1: 7x episodes, 4-6min each

  • Total runtime: 35min

  • Format: 17:9 DCI 4K

TRAILER
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TEASER TRAILER:

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MARS. The Future.

In Inspector Feelgood Carmody’s Martian kitchen, his two loyal appliances await his return.

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Fastidious and nervous, a burglar hiding out after one last job.

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Gruff but loyal, a former starship during the war. Toast-making ability: debatable.

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As the two friends bicker, argue and make up, hints of their past lives are gradually revealed.

Both hide a secret of their encounters with the mysterious Dr Novum, a once-prominent industrialist who, rumour has it, returned changed from the stars.

What does Novum want?
And is he even human anymore?

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The arrival of Bianca, an undercover Earth agent masquerading as an answering machine, brings things to a head.

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And as Novum closes in on our heroes, things can only get weird...

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It's not weird –

It's Mars!

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“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

CREATIVE TEAM

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 Loontown, 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.

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VOICE TALENT

Russell Wilcox - Buddy
6 Underground, Holmes & Watson

Digger Mesch - Toast
Ultraviolet, Payday

Anne Wittman - Bianca
Avenue 5, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kingsman: The Secret Service

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