Amsterdam-based Studio Pupil creates contemporary animation that’s engaging and clever, possibly hilarious, and always full of character.
Producer Tünde Vollenbroek and director Dario van Vree are driven by an inexplicable urge to craft meaningful animation for a wide audience. Their productions reached more than 100 million online and offline views to date.
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Director: Dario van Vree. Screenwriter: Eveline Hagenbeek, Dario van Vree. Art director: Maaike Hartjes. Country: NL. Status: financing, pre-production. Release: 2021. Sort: half hour animated special. Duration: 30 min. Genre: dramedy.
Maaike is an illustrator, lover of tea, and a perfectionist. Her life is fun fun fun, but also busy busy busy. Maaike optimistically pulls through the many long working days and social engagements, thanks to an ‘inner voice’ that she affectionately calls her Little Dictator. But when Maaike gets a full-on panic attack, out of nowhere, her deepest fear becomes reality: she can no longer be perfect… During her year-long burnout that follows, Maaike goes on a personal quest with her Little Dictator, learning to accept that being ‘good enough’ really is good enough.