EN - A lonely astronaut is sexually attracted to his toothbrush. A story about the impossible combination of someone's deepest desires and the world around him.

NL - Een eenzame astronaut is seksueel aangetrokken tot zijn tandenborstel. Een verhaal over de onmogelijke combinatie tussen iemands diepste verlangens en de wereld rondom zich.

FR - Un astronaut solitaire est sexuellement attiré par sa brosse à dents. Une histoire qui s'agit de l'impossible combination des désirs plus profondes d'un homme, et le monde autour de lui.


Title D: 729.
Original title D: 729.
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre drama/comedy
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-11-28


Photography Levi Stoops
Editing Levi Stoops
Sound Paulo Rietjens
Art director Levi Stoops
Music Paulo Rietjens

Technical specs

Running time film 4'57"
Release format Quicktime Uncompressed, Quicktime Animation, Apple ProRes
Aspect ratio 16 x 9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Black-white
Available in 2D



2016: Holland Animation Film Festival (NL), Next Generation Competition - Brussels Short Film Festival (BE), Stockholm Experimental & Animation Film Festival | SEAFF (SE), Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE), Tel-Aviv international Student Film Festival (IL), Black Horse of Animation Competition - Ars Independent Festival Katowice (PL), Guanajuato International Film Festival (MX), Anibar (XK)

2015: Flemish Animation Competition - Leuven International Short Film Festival (BE)


Feel Sad For the Bunny premiers in Mexico

Kenneth Mercken’s short film Feel Sad for the Bunny has been selected for the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico, where it is to have its international premiere as part of the Oscar-qualifying Short Film Competition. The festival line-up also includes D: 729., an animated short by Levi Stoops; and Johan Grimonprez’s documentary Shadow World, which was co-produced with Flanders.

Feel Sad for the BunnyFeel Sad For the Bunny follows 12-year-old Remy who lives with his older brother Bruno and their au pair, Mihaela. Despite the age difference, Remy has a secret crush on Mihaela. But things threaten to explode between the brothers when Bruno also takes an interest in her.

Published on Tuesday 12 July 2016

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Last edited by Levi Stoops on 2 August 2016

Short info

Director Levi Stoops
Producers RITCS School of Arts
Writers Levi Stoops

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