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Moss

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There are many things that dogs won't understand, like war. A portrait about war, solidarity, love and family. A universal story about the need to love and be loved.

What happens to dogs when a war breaks out? This is MOSS, a film about war, research, resilience and love. ANNA celebrates her sixth birthday and, as a birthday present, she wants a pet. She chooses MOSS, a puppy who has already been abandoned 3 times. Anna falls in love at first sight and promises never to abandon him, but war breaks out and a big explosion separates the lives of the two friends. Moss becomes a street dog. He joins a curious gang of stray dogs: SPICY, ALLEY, TRAINS and MINT. With them, after some adventures, he arrives at a prison camp. There he meets LUCAS, Anna's former teacher. In the meantime, Anna loses her parents, lives in an orphanage and loses her ability to talk due to a trauma. At the end of the war, Moss and Lucas look for Anna. When they finally find her, Anna recovers her speech and her happiness.

Director’s statement
Moss is a story of war and cruelty, but it is also a story of friendship, reunion and love. Visually, we separate these two moments in very different tones. We take as a reference the painting of German Expressionism, the colors must give us feelings: reds, yellows, bright greens for moments of battle; golden, and warm tones for happy moments. The textures of the backgrounds are also a factor to highlight. We have to get the viewer to be able to smell the same things as Moss does. We should feel and smell humidity, dust, fire, grass. In terms of photography, we want to work with general shots, play with wide angles in the landscapes and at the same time emphasize the faces of our protagonists with close-ups. The frames will be almost pictorial. As for animation, it's traditional 2D. This technique should allow us to give strength and expressiveness to our canine protagonists and allow the viewer to empathize with them. The dogs will talk, but they still behave and run like dogs.

Country of production

Spain

Target audience

6-12

Animation technique

2D (vector based) Drawing

Production company

Imagic TV

Estimated budget

EUR 2 800 000

Stage of the project

In development

Looking for

Co-producer, Sales agent / distributor, Broadcaster

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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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