We briefly experience with the animal protagnists their story, freely inspired by folk culture, in which good values conquer evil. The film works with a simple well known saying “A friend in need is a friend indeed“, making it accessible to viewers of any age or nationality. This short animated fable “Criss-Cross“ is both a children’s film with a moral, and an attractive film for an adult viewer thanks to its artistic style, combining animation with a cross stitch embroidery.
Story, script – Barbora Németh, Nina Rybárová
Direction, art design – Nina Rybárová, Tomáš Rybár
Animation technique, supervision, teaser – Marek Jasaň
Animation, layouts, compositing – Jan Bohuslav
Animation assistance – Eva Dobuševa, Charlie Brault
Music, sound design – Branislav Laho
Sound supervisor – Martin Hasák
Edit – Michal Kondrla, Oliver Bahúl
Dramaturgy – Peter Budinský, Barbora Budinská, Lucia Kajánková
Production managers – Erika Paulinská, Marcela Vrátilová
Producers – Simona Hrušovská, Veronika Kocourková, Monika Lošťáková, Zuzana Jankovičová (Super film, SK)
Coproducers – Alena Vandasová, Martin Vandas (MAUR film, CZ)
Length – 8 minutes
Release – 2023
Financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund.