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Daniel Gray
2020 | 11 min
2D Animation

Selections and Awards

  • Jury’s Special Mention – Canadian CompetitionSommets du cinéma d'animation, Montreal, Canada (2020)

  • Special Mention – Short Film Category of the International Official Competition Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2021)

  • Special Mention – Grand Competition Short FilmWorld Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, Croatie (2021)

  • European Film Academy Short Film Candidate Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2021)

  • The International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Don Quixote Award Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2021)

  • Special Mention – International CompetitionFriss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Hungary (2021)

  • Top 10 Audience Favorite – International ProgramSao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil (2021)

  • Special Jury Award for Short Films (Koji Yamamura) New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Hokkaido, Japan (2021)

  • Pont d'Or AwardFestival de Cinéma d'Animation de Pontarlier, France (2021)

  • Jury Special Mention Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia (2021)

  • Winner of the Main Competition Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione, Italy (2021)

  • Silver Award for Motion DesignLos Angeles Animation Festival, California (2021)

  • Official SelectionKaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam (2022)

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Daniel Gray


Marion Barré
Producer (La Cellule Productions)

Photo : Clara Souchet

Soyo Giaoui
Producer (La Cellule Productions)

Photo : Shani Giaoui

Bella Szederkényi
Producer (CUB Animation Studio)

Photo : Somnium Studio Budapest

Bálint Farkas Gelley
Producer (CUB Animation Studio)

Photo : Somnium Studio Budapest

Maral Mohammadian
Producer (NFB)


Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : David Fine


A film by
Daniel Gray

Sound Design
Olivier Calvert

Daniel Gray
Margot Barbé
Benoit Michelet
Islena Neira
Théo Sigot

Colour Studio
Borderline Films

Juliette Cousin
Mathieu Monluc

Intern Colourist
Antoine Jové

Production Manager
Shanti Bourse

Production Assistant
Eric Manevy

Audrey Schnell

Edwige Gordiet


Kid Brothers
Ryan Hill
Mihály Áron Zima

Grown Brothers
Amir Sám Nakhjavani
Marcell Miklós

Chris Cottrell
László Kövesdi

Chimwemwe Miller

Voice Director
Kathleen Fee
Bálint Farkas Gelley

Voice Recording
Luc Léger
Péter Benjámin Lukács

Voice Casting
Judit Lakrovits

Nicolas Gagnon

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Isabelle Lussier

Technical Team
Eloi Champagne
Luc Binette
Randall Finnerty

Dave Thomas
Mélanie Bouchard

Online Editing
Serge Verreault

Rosalina Di Sario

Production Coordination
Dominique Forget
Faisal Moula

Production Assistant
Mariann Bogár

Geneviève Bérard

Legal Counsel
Soyo Giaoui
Christian Pitchen
Dr. Gergely Kalocsay

Rubini & Associés

Lebrun Audiovisuel

Olivier Catherin, Pascal Simonpietri, Louis Jacobée, Tiffany Fontaine, Alice Delalande, Alexandra Cola, Géraldine Baché, Charline Thenot, Elsa Tournier, Anne Le Normand, Hervé Regignano, Eric Réginaud, Simon Legueré, Mathieu Carré, Lionel Dos Santos, Sophie Hahne, Marion Martinot, Elodie Jacob-Juin, Audrey Granet, Dany Chabot, Agnès Paratte, Alain Rousset, Louise Lebecq, Céline Hautier, Stéphanie Arnold-Simonpietri, Olivier Baussaron, Emmanuel-Alain Reynal, Philippine Gelberger, Judith Abitbol, Igor Auzepy, Benoit Martin, Antoine Plouzen-Morvan, Clara Achache, Stéphane Demoustier, Michel and Claude Demoustier, Arnaud Reguillet

A Special Thanks To

Marion Barré, Soyo Giaoui (La Cellule Productions)
Bella Szederkényi, Bálint Farkas Gelley (Cub Animation)
György Czutor (Official Films)
Maral Mohammadian (NFB)

Executive Producer
Michael Fukushima (NFB)

With the support of Le Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée – Fonds d’aide à l’innovation

With the support of Ciclic – Centre-Val de Loire Region in partnership with the CNC

With the support of Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region in partnership with the CNC

As part of Pôle Image Magelis with the support of the department of Charente in partnership with the CNC

Official selection MIFA pitches 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival

This project benefited from the NEF animation writing residency in Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, odyssée program – ACCR, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, the French National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC) and the French Region Pays de la Loire.

With support from the Patronage Program of The Hungarian Media Board

Produced by
La Cellule Productions
CUB Animation
The National Film Board of Canada

© 2020 La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation, The National Film Board of Canada

Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • About La Cellule Productions

    La Cellule Productions is a Paris-based production company that develops fiction and animation projects. Soyo Giaoui and Marion Barré, the company’s associate producers, maintain an eclectic and daring editorial line. Both are self-taught producers who like the idea of ​​working and “growing up” together by supporting diverse artists who share similar creative ambitions. They’ve recently embarked on international co-productions and are also experimenting with other formats such as web series.

  • About Cub Animation Studio

    CUB Animation Studio was founded by Bálint Farkas Gelley and Bella Szederkényi in 2015, guided by a shared obsession with telling stories using the unique tools of animation and the power of young talent. CUB Animation Studio’s favourite things are creating kids’ content with distinctive Central European flair and producing outstanding animated shorts. CUB often takes part in various projects at international pitch events like CEE, Cartoon Springboard and Annecy MIFA. CUB also collaborates on diploma films from MOME university in Budapest; their latest pride and joy is Flóra Anna Buda’s Entropia, which won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale in 2019.

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.