The Absence of Eddy Table

About the project

Based on acclaimed artist Dave Cooper's work, The Absence of Eddy Table follows bug-eyed, buck-toothed Eddy, as he's dropped into an exotic world glistening with phallic flowers and libidinous danger.

Watch the full short on Vimeo On Demand!

'A visual explosion, an insane world built with imagination and an eye for detail, rich cinematography that is simultaneously sharp and crisp, and foremost characters that are, in a bizarre way, more human than ever. Not only perfectly written and directed, this delightful piece of art also uses narrative design to convey many more layers to the story than its original premise and takes us out of so-called reality, setting us free from all conventions. Owing to its bold choices and by pointing out the most universal story of all times about how far we are prepared to go if our heart is struck by someone … or something. The jury’s attention was captivated by the most horribly beautiful short of the year. A film that can only be overlooked by those who fear the unknown.' -Jury at Interfilm Berlin

'A lush, sensual dystopian nightmare about the temptations, thrills and dangers of love.' -Jury at the Guanajuato International Film Festival

'An intense mix of horror, love and comedy. It's a magical universe, where we go on a ride with a crazy and energetic roller-coaster, and it's scary and so incredible bizarre and funny.' -Jury at the Fredrikstad Animation Festival


For festival screenings, get in touch with the Norwegian Film Institute.

Directed by Rune Spaans
Written by Dave Cooper
Music by Kaada
Sound Design by Fredrik Vogel
Starring Mike Patton, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Yngvill Kolset Haga
3D Supervisor: Johan Leuf
Lead Animator: Dani Sappa
Animators: Oddne Madsen and Thea Matland
Produced by Eric Vogel / Tordenfilm

WINNER: Best Design at Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival, Grand Prix and Audience Award at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Special Mention Art Direction at Spark Animation Festival, Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, Grand Prix at Festival BD6Né, Best Animated Short Film at Guanajuato International Film Festival, Best Film at Interfilm Berlin, Best Sound Design at London International Animation Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival, Fantastic Fest, Nordisk Panorama, Norwegian Short Film Festival, Sweaty Eyeballs, Spark Animation Festival, Festival de Cinema Fantastico da Coruña, Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Monster Fest, Giraf Festival of Independent Animation, Shivers, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, GLAS Animation Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Athens Animfest, Holland Animation Film Festival, Festival Ciné Court Animé, FEC Festival, Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Nashville Film Festival, Florida Film Festiva, Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, Anifilm, Animafest Zagreb, Festival BD6Né, La Guarimba Film Fest, Prix Ars Electronica, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Odense International Film Festival, Court Métrange

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