The Cuckoo Calls


“The Cuckoo Calls” marks the grand finale of my Animation Master’s journey at AKV St. Joost. I’m thrilled to share that this film has garnered recognition from multiple esteemed film festivals.

“The Cuckoo Calls” unfolds the narrative of a bird residing within a cuckoo clock, accompanied by its amiable robotic companion. Together, they embark on a journey that challenges the bird to venture beyond its comfort zone and explore the vastness of the outside world.

Having undertaken the roles of director, animator, and designer, I’ve poured my creative vision into every aspect of the film. The musical composition comes courtesy of Max Schippers, complemented by the sound design crafted by Vincent Man.

VAFI & RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival

Semi Finalist:
Animate – Australia Animation Film Festival

Honorable Mention:
Student world Impact Film Festival

Selected: Youality International Short Film Festival International Festival of Audiovisual Production for Children and Adolescence Kolibri Big Cartoon Festival
International Film Festival “Cinema and You”
8th Chaniartoon 2023
The Moving Forward Film Festival
Mobile Animation Film Festival – MAFF
Grizzdance Film Festival Animart festival


Software used: Cinema4D, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Illustrator