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Title: Inkt

Director: Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch

Screenplay: Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch

Editing: Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch

Animation: Ka-Ching Cartoons Animation Studio

Music: René Merkelbach, Tim Langedijk

Production: Ka-Ching Cartoons

Distribution: KLIK! Distribution 

Year: 2020

Country: Netherlands

Length: 2’15’’

Awards: National Audience Award (Ages 4-6) at Cinekid (Netherlands, October 2020) Best Short Film for Children aged 4+ and 6+ at KUKI Festival (Germany, November 2020)


In this ultrashort animated film, we follow an octopus who is a clean-up neat-freak. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you are aiming for.


Erik Verkerk & Joost van den Bosch

Joost and Erik usually serve as directors, creators and production supervisors of their studio. They have been working together since art academy, and after that they have worked for one year in Ireland at the ‘Cartoon Saloon’ before they returned to the Netherlands to start their own company in 2007.At first they started to specialize in commercials, shorts and series. They created their own international series ‘the 3D-Machine’ for Nintendo and created ‘George and Paul’ a stop-motion TV-series that is being broadcasted internationally right now.