Rickard Söderström, Denmark, 2012

28 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

The year is 1932 and it is a cold December morning. On a farm, we meet a piglet that is sold to a family in Copenhagen. Its new home is a room under the roof tops. Piggy is a pig with bigger appetite than brains and it does not know that the good food he keeps eating will make him the Christmas Eve's main course. Piggy understands this only when the freedom fighter Monty turns up and explains it. Together, they plan their escape but everything goes wrong because of an apple. Monty is caught but Piggy succeeds in escaping onto the roof. In its loneliness Piggy remembers what Monty said about not abandoning your friends, not even when it is a little dangerous.
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Danish title Piggy
Keywords Pigs, Christmas, ,
Director Rickard Söderström
Screenplay Rickard Stampe Söderström
Producer Lise Ann Mangino
Production designer Flemming Schmidt
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies A. Film Production ApS
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Danish festival release 08.09.2013, Palads, Buster-festivalen
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies A. Film Production ApS
Co-producer DR Ramasjang
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In colaboration with SVT
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Rickard Söderström
Technical director Christian Gyldmark


Screenplay Rickard Stampe Söderström
Story Lars Munck
Story Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
Story Oliver Zahle
Story Rickard Stampe Söderström
Storyboard Lars Munck


Producer Lise Ann Mangino
Executive producer Anders Mastrup
Executive producer Stinna Lassen
Production coordinator Paulina Sundén


Editor Rasmus Gitz-Johansen


Composer Juhana Lehtiniemi
Songs Peter Livingstone
Strings recording engineer Janne Hansson
Piano recording engineer Sakari Heikkilä
Music mixer Henkka Niemistö
Violin effects Elina Mero

Production design

Production design Flemming Schmidt


Sound design Jason Luke
Sound mixer Jason Luke
Dubbing engineer Niels Poulsen
Mastering Henkka Niemistö


Monty Tom McEwan
Piggy Jason B. Luke
Moderen Bodil Jørgensen
Faderen Tom Jensen
Bonden Niels Poulsen

Visual effects

VFX design Troels Christoffersen
Compositing Daniel Silwerfeldt
Visual effects Christian Gyldmark
Lead pipeline developer Jakob Steffensen
Lighting supervisor Niels Grønlykke
Lighting artist Troels Christoffersen
Rendering Troels Christoffersen
Online Hans Perk


Character design Björn Pedersen
Rigger Björn Pedersen
Blendshapes Björn Pedersen
Character design Søren Kærn Thomsen
Rigger Søren Kærn Thomsen
Blendshapes Søren Kærn Thomsen
Set modelling Troels Christoffersen
Prop designer Troels Christoffersen
Set modelling Kasper Rossing
Prop designer Kasper Rossing
Blocking Anders Brogaard Jepsen
Character animation Anders Brogaard Jepsen
Blocking Kenneth Vandel
Character animation Kenneth Vandel
Blocking Luca Fattore
Character animation Luca Fattore
Blocking Maria Lyng Poulsen
Character animation Maria Lyng Poulsen
Blocking Rokur H. Heinesen
Character animation Rokur H. Heinesen
Blocking Sten Platz
Character animation Sten Platz
Blocking Tue Toft Sørensen
Character animation Tue Toft Sørensen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2013-12-01
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013-11-01
BUSTER 2013-09-05
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2013-08-26
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