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THE GUM - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Olga Makarchuk

Ukraine, 2013, 7 min

Festival Year:2014


Crew:Producer: Anna Polonichenko - Original Music: Alexander Slootsky - Concept Art: Olga Makarchuk, Anna Makarchuk - Animation: Olga Makarchuk, Andriy Slesarevsky - Colouring: Anna Makachuk, Olga Babytska, Maryna Pashkovska, Eugenia Shot-Cheten - Voice: Karim Naser, Anna Levchenko, Yuri Kovalenko - Sound: Alexander Begun


The bubble gum normally doesn't get much attention, and if it does - it's not perceived as something well-mannered. It's a guilty pleasure, a secret kept underneath school desks and office chairs, behind the ears and inside the teeth holes. The Gum is an outcast, constantly neglected and forced to fit into circumstances. Until the random acquaintance with another rejected soul mate, a plastic bag, makes him dream of something bigger.


About the director

Olga Makarchuk is an Animation Director from Kiev, Ukraine. Olga has graduated from the Character Animation course at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2009 and has been working on a few projects in the UK before coming back to Ukraine. Currently she works in Kiev as an Animator at the stop-motion animation company Novatorfilm and on independent projects.


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