Two little siblings dare to travel the world with a robot they call OTIS in search of their mother.

Sofi and Hugo are two siblings living alone, away from civilization, in an old, rusty ship stuck in the cliff. Not because they decided to, but because they got stuck with it. They live their daily lives taking care of each other, working around the house, not loosing their hope, that one day they will finally connect with their mom via radio, as they try. But one day, the hope arrives in a different way, when children find an old robot which somehow ended up in front of their doors after a big night storm. Since the robot is out of battery, they decide to turn it on, to find out that it is heading to Ekk - the city where they were supposed to meet their mom, before the ship got stuck, and the children got lost. Siblings will decide to join this half destroyed, barely walking robot on it's journey, even though they don't know for sure if, and why is Otis (as they choose to call the robot) going there.

Director’s statement
Hey! I'm Filip Diviak and I'm an animator, visual designer, illustrator, I can play flute, joggle and cook too.

At this age, children are still young enough to accept a simplicity and infantilism of storytelling, but old and wise enough to understand the deep meaning hiding behind all of it. Thanks to these little guys I have an opportunity to tell this heavy topic in an imaginative, playful and funny way. Basically finding the beauty of everyday life even in the smallest things, as children do.

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Target audience

children 8 - 12 / parents

Animation Technique


Production company

ARCHA production s.r.o.

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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