MONEY AND HAPPINESS (2022)
ABOUT THE FILM
The hamsters live and work in Hamsterland, a perfect state with a perfect economy. The GDP grows steadily, there is no unemployment, and 100% of the population declare themselves to be happy. Of course, just as in any attempt to arrange a perfect society by force, the world of the hamsters also has its dark side, which we gradually discover during the course of the film.
The short animation film by Ana Nedjelković and Nikola Majdak.
The project is realised in the co-production of Bas-Čelik (RS) and Finta Studio (SI). The production was supported by Serbian Film Fund, Slovinian Film Center, the programme of European Union Creative Europe MEDIA.
animation, RS/SI/SK, 2022, 10 min.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
he world premiere of this film was held in August 2022 at 75th Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
You could have seen Money and Happiness at these festivals:
Sarajevo Film Festival 2022, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herczegovina
Directors: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak
Screenplay: Ana Nedeljković
Producer: BAŠ ČELIK – Jelena Mitrović
Co-producers: Finta Studio (SI) – Tina Smrekar, BFILM (SK) – Peter Badač
Art Design: Ana Nedeljković
D.O.P.: Nikola Majdak
Animation: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak, Leon Vidmar
Editor: Milina Trisić
Sound: Julij Zornik
Music: Dusan Petrović
Ana (1978) graduated from painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. She has acquired PhD in art practice from the same faculty in 2012. She is visual artist working in media of drawing, installation, animated film, and is active in the field of art education
Rabbitland, together with the director Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2013)
Untravel, together with the director Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2018)
Money and Happiness, together with the director Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2022)
NIKOLA MAJDAK, JR.
Nikola (1972) has MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department. Last 20 years he is freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.
Rabbitland, together with the director Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2013)
Untravel, together with the director Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2018)
Money and Happiness, together with the director Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2022)
BFILM – Peter Badač
MIYU distribution – Laure Goasguen
MIYU distribution – Luce Grosjean