The Cockroach and the Sea
2016 - Anton Setola


Director: Anton Setola
Producer: Annemie Degryse
Writer: Anton Setola
Category: Shorts, Animation

Title: The Cockroach and the Sea
Original title: De kakkerlak en de zee
Year: 2016
Premiere: 10 Feb 2016
Original language: English
Supported by: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Belgian Tax Shelter


A cockroach is sleeping peacefully on a leaf in the brush. Thanks to the interference of a curious hand, our friend ends up in the water. The cockroach wants to get back to his leaf, but he is surrounded by dangers.  By sacrificing his antennae and legs one by one he remains in control of the situation and, after an intense journey across the sea and through the air, he manages to get back on dry land. Miraculously, all his legs and antennae have washed ashore. With all his limbs back on his body, he lies down on a leaf to gaze at the stars until, exhausted from his adventure, he falls asleep.


Director Anton Setola
Producer Annemie Degryse
Writer Anton Setola
Music:Frederik Segers
Cast:Mark Irons (voice actor)

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