Student short


10 min.


A Walk In Nature

Procházka přírodou

When a frustrated worker in an underground civilization dreams of life on the untouched surface, he embarks on a quest that blurs the lines between reality and illusion.

Our protagonist is a disillusioned worker in an artificial plant factory in an underground civilisation, yearning for life on the surface. Summoning the courage to leave, he propels himself through the ceiling to the wilderness above. Initially captivated by his surroundings, he soon gets bored and requests a cigarette from a plant he sees (in his world, plants produce cigarettes), but the plant instructs him to embark on a quest to seek the ingredients bestowed upon him by anthropomorphic natural entities in exchange for assistance. Eventually he completes the quest and lights the cigarette, only to find it disappointing. The plant reveals that she and the forest creatures he encountered are figments of his imagination as she dies in his hands. He returns home as he witnesses harm he’s done to those he believed he was helping. Commiting suicide in the hole he entered through, he is saved and returned to the factory by one of the artificial plants as he comes in terms with his life.

Director, Producer and Scriptwriter
Matej Mihályi

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience

Young adults, adults, 16-30

Animation technique

2D (vector based), drawing

Estimated budget

30 294 EUR

Funding secured


Stage of the project

script development (existing treatment)

Looking for

Co-producer, distributor, animator(s)


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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