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The Robot watches a fight
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  • Drama
  • Science fiction
Running time
10:27
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Robota is an award-winning 2005 drama brickfilm by Marc Beurteaux. It follows the story of a broken robot trying to survive in a robot world. It features large brick-built puppets made from a mixture of LEGO and Mega-Bloks.[1]

Plot Edit

In a futuristic world of robots, a robot with a built-in wheelchair panhandles for money. When the robot finally gets enough money, it makes its way to a cockfighting arena. The robot bets on a small red bird. The small red bird must fight a large brown bird. The brown bird is vicious, and smacks the red bird around. When all appears to be lost, the red bird shoots a dart into the brown bird, killing it. The robot celebrates, but the crowd is upset. A brawl breaks out. The robot makes its way to the barkeep, who gives the robot its winnings.

Back on the street, the robot makes its way to a doctor, giving other disabled robots coins on the way. The doctor welds legs directly onto the robot's wheelchair. Ecstatic, the robot pays the doctor and leaves happy.[1]

CrewEdit

  • Marc Beurteaux - Director, Animator, Writer, Editor
  • Hana Kukal - Animator, Writer
  • Sylvain Desbiens - Online Edit
  • Sue Robertson - Sound Editor
  • Matt Davies - Additional Sound Editing
  • Dave Weir - Additional Sounds
  • Derek Malcolm - Additional Sounds
  • Peter Kronowetter - Visual Effects
  • Robert Crowther - Visual Effects
  • Neil Exall - Music
  • Pat Bowman - Music
  • Marty Knox - Music
  • Rob Taylor - Music
  • Stephen Pitkin - Audio Engineer
  • Jim Benkovic - Audio Engineer Assistant

Awards Edit

Robota has won many awards, including:[2]

  • Best Art Direction - Chicago Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Best Canadian Film - Resfest 2005
  • Best Animation - Deep Fried Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Audience Award - 24 Hour Film Festival, New York, USA
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - New Haven Underground Film , Festival, Hartford, CT, USA

Additionally, it was the winner of four 2005 BAMPAs in the categories Best Animation, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Elements and Best Debut Film.[3] It was also nominated for Best Film and Best Sound Design but lost to Frankenstein by Robinson Wood in both categories.[4]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robota on the Brickfilm Archive
  2. Robota Award Wins
  3. 2005 BAMPA winners
  4. BAMPA nominees

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