About the film

Official trailer

Synopsis

When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl.

Intention

Mind My Mind is a film about how having a brain that is wired differently affects your social life, and particularly your love life. Flirting, sex and romantic relationships are very challenging for people with autism, as they are associated with thousands of unwritten rules and exceptions.

The idea for this film is a result of the director's professional and personal experiences with people with different forms of autism.

Chris, the main character, deals with his social and emotional limitations together with Hans, a little guy who lives inside Chris’s head and who serves as an information processor. In his own unique way, Hans tries to help Chris survive the social jungle, with sensory overload as their mutual enemy.

Mind My Mind offers insight into the autistic mind: an abstract world for most people. The 2D hand-drawn animation, changing colour schemes, expressive lighting, dynamic pacing and original score add to this experience.

It is a hopeful and optimistic film that encourages people to be patient with each other. It reminds us that if you don’t judge too quickly, you might find something beautiful.

Details

Duration: 29’40”
Release year: 2019
Type of production: animated short
Genre: drama, comedy
Technique: hand-drawn animation, 2D computer
Aspect ratio: CinemaScope 2.39:1
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 24fps
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Language: English
Available subtitles: English SHD, English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German


Festivals and Awards


ANIMA – Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019 (Belgium):
WINNER Audience Award for Best Short Film

Go Short International Short Film Festival 2019 (The Netherlands):
WINNER Audience Award

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (New York, USA):
Official selection International Shorts competition (“Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G”)

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2019 (Germany):
WINNER Audience Award

Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019 (Grimstad, Norway):
International Competition


Credits

Director, writer, production design, backgroundsFloor Adams
ProducersWillem Thijssen, Tom Van Gestel, Floor Adams
With the voices ofSimon Hodges, Cézanne Tegelberg, Adam Fields, Faye Bloomfield, Lesley Hughes, Elias Vervecken
AnimatorsPeter Wassink, Juan de Graaf, Carl van Isacker, Nancy Bens, Elie Klimis, Tim Trenson
EditorsDennis Pasveer, Luuk Poels
Original music byPeter Johan Nijland, Frank Boeijen
Music supervisorDennis Pasveer
Creative consultantEllen Meske
Story consultantsFloor van Lissa, Mieke de Jong
Clean-up artistsNancy Bens, Carl van Isacker, Paul De Blieck, Elie Klimis, Juan de Graaf, 
Tim Trenson, Peter Wassink
Paint artistsThomas Adams, Damiët Anijs, Eugène Arts, Annemie Buytaert,
Esther van Casteren, Mirjam van Casteren, Micha van Dooren, Kim van Engelen,
Brechje Geutjes, Maik Hagens, Sanne Hellinga, Inti Mego, Daan Mulder,
Johanneke de Ridder, Isaac Sandoval, Bart van Seters, Zaou Vaughan, Kevin Vonk
Shadow fx artistsEugène Arts, Kim van Engelen, Sanne Hellinga, Inti Mego, Bart van Seters, Zaou Vaughan
Final check / paintHanne Geeraert, Michaël Koning, Johanneke de Ridder
TraineesEmma De Bleser, Kelly De Boelpaep, Tina de Groot, Tim Verhaegen
CompositingMaik Hagens, Johanneke de Ridder
LightingDennis Pasveer
Dialogue translatorWilco van Eijk
Casting and recording studioINCasting
Recording engineerLee M. Ross
Additional recordingGonzo
Recording engineer Hans Tourné
Audio post-productionGonzo
Sound designerPieter Deweirdt
Foley artistElias Vervecken
Foley recordistThomas De Pauw
MixHans Tourné
Colour gradingMarco van Bergen
DeliveriesRichard Mijntjens / CineMeta
Title designEugène Arts
Production assistantsNancy Fornoville, Lisa ter Berg, Marianne Op De Beeck
Production companiesCinéTé Filmproduktie, Fabrique Fantastique, Curious Wolf
Financersthe Netherlands Film Fund, the province of Gelderland, the province of Overijssel, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Creative Industries Fund NL, Cultuur Eindhoven, the city of Nijmegen and the Belgian TAX Shelter system
International salesSND Films
DistributionKLIK Distribution