Animated short film, 11 min, 2023

“Digital pet cat Miisu gets tired of her owner and starts to revolt. Inspired by Tamagotchi, MIISUFY observes the world through the eyes of digital pets.“

Director Liisi Grünberg
Script Aurelia Aasa
Animators Hleb Kuftseryn, Liisi Grünberg
Artist Liisi Grünberg
Additional backrounds Nina Ovsová
Producer Aurelia Aasa
Composer Aigar Vals
Sound designers Aigar Vals, Martin Kikas
Voice actor Maria Ehrenberg
Accountant Liidia Heinsalu
Support Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Cultural Endowment
Production AAA Creative

The characters of Miisufy are animated as cut-out puppets in Blender. This allows to have complex patterned designs while keeping a possibility to animate elements of the puppet frame-by-frame. 

The characters are composited into the background using After Effects. I may also create an empty area radiating from the characters to bring them out more. 

Festival participation:

Love & Anarchy
Riga IFF
Sweaty Eyeballs
PÖFF Shorts
London Short IFF
Sundance IFF
AFI Fest
Filmfest Dresden
Fest Anca
Vienna Shorts
ShorTS - International Film Festival
Leiden Shorts
Cinema Jove
Sydney Int FF
Alexandria Film Festival
Music Meets Film & IFF Music & Cinema