Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard | The Lonely Orbit

Team Tumult

From the creator:

Leaving for his dream job, a satellite technician keeps solitude at bay by constantly texting with his old friends. After neglecting his duties a satellite leaves its orbit which causes the worlds network to collapse.

9’ 22”, Switzerland, 2019
An animated short film by Frederic Siegel & Benjamin Morard.

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Highly Commended Award, Cardiff Animation Festival 2020
Best International Short, 2nd Place, Chilemonos 2020
Youth Jury Award, Nuit du Court Métrage 2020
Prix Opale, Delémont Hollywood 2020
Luzerner Filmpreis, 2nd Place, Upcoming Film Makers 2020
The Favourite Film of the Student Jury, Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2019
Best Animated Short, SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2019 (Oscar-Qualifying)
Special Mention, Animatou 2019
Fantastic Swiss Award, Fantoche 2019
Swiss Youth Award, Fantoche 2019

Produced by
Team Tumult
Marwan Abdalla Eissa

In coproduction with SRF Swiss Radio and Television

Commisioning Editor
Gabriela Bloch Steinmann

Original Story by Frederic Siegel

Layout and Backgrounds
Nico Kast
Frederic Siegel

Animation and Clean-Up
Frederic Siegel
Benjamin Morard
Justine Klaiber
Nina Christen
Estelle Gattlen

Benjamin Morard

Marwan Abdalla Eissa
Frederic Siegel
Benjamin Morard

Mentoring François Chalet

Original Score by Luc Gut

Sound Design & Mix
Noisy Neighbours
Kilian Vilim
Thomas Gassmann

Foley artist
Dieter Hebben

"Seabed Meditation"
Written and performed by Norman Chambers
"Coming Home"
Written and performed by Geva Alon

Will Crook
Estelle Gattlen
Garrick James Lauterbach
Galileo Disperati
Tobias Fluck
Eri Eitoku