A story about beauty and horror. The definitive biopic documentary, delving into the life and downfall of Knud Dendermonde, the infamous damsel-devouring horror-movie actor we all know as The Smile. Through interviews, movie clips, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, the shocking truth is finally revealed.
The Smile is somewhat in the line of Under The Apple Tree, for it is also a Badtime Story. A series (or anthology film) of freaky fables; The Badtime Stories explore the relationship between humans and animals through offbeat, darkly comedic tales.
Length: +/- 15 minutes
Technique: Stop-motion animation
Genre: Mockumentary, black comedy, satire
Music: Original music score
Download The Smile - Factsheet & Directors statement (pdf)
Download The Smile - Poster (jpg)
Download The Smile - High resolution images (zip)
Download The Smile - flyer (pdf)
June 11/17 - Annecy - France
May 19/21 - Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival - Canada
May 5/13 - Lanzarote Film Festival - Spain
May 2/7 - Anifilm - Czech Republic
April 30 - Palm Springs International Animation Festival - USA
April 19 - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival - Belgium
April 13/23 Fantaspoa - Brazil
April 12/22 - Animocje - Poland
Wanna know more about The Smile? Check out the Vlogs below!
- Laughs and laurels
- Smile Annecy!
- Humour wins
- The Smile songs
- Film Poster
- Killing joke
- Crowd approaching
- Smile tattoo
- The Smile needs you
- Beauty and Horror
- Smiling actresses
- Molding and casting
- Digital puppet design
- Animation test
- Meet Smiley Jr.
- Well aaaaall right then!
- Sculptin', printin' 'n testin'