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Director: Job, Joris & Marieke
Script: Job, Joris & Marieke
Animation: Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw, Rik Schutte
Editing: Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw, Rik Schutte
Music: Job, Joris & Marieke
Production: Job, Joris & Marieke
Year: 2015
Country: Holland
Running Time: 10′

Golden Wings award for best animation at Eindhoven’s Film Festival – Best Animated Short award at Spokane International Film Festival – Audience award for Best Short Film at Vilnius International Film Festival

A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of imagination that brings everyone together.


Job, Joris & Marieke is a Dutch studio for animation, illustration, character design and music. Their work can be described as cute, funny, poetic and sometimes disturbing. The studio was founded in 2007 in Utrecht by Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins en Marieke Blaauw. They work on commercials, educational projects, music videos and short films. The music for all their work is composed by Happy Camper, an award winning music project by Job. In 2015 their short film A Single Life was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated short. Their short film MUTE won several international awards, amongst which the Grand Prix and Audience award on the Holland Animation Film Festival. Their most known work is the music clip I’ll Take You Along for rapper Gers Pardoel. With 17 million views it was the best viewed Dutch music video ever on Youtube. In 2012 the children’s series The Tumblies was released. Job, Joris & Marieke worked on the concept and character design. It’s being broadcasted in Holland, Italy, Turkey and Indonesia.