Between Times

Between Times is an award-winning fairy tale short directed by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter. It is a blend of traditional stop-motion techniques with innovative digital animation techniques. It has been screened at more than 80 film festivals and has won 10 awards.

The film is told through the perspective of a cuckoo clock on the wall of a bakery to illustrate the relativity of time. The clock narrates the events it witnesses unfolding from the forming and evolving of a relationship to the daily repetition of bread being sliced.

Since 2008, Kuwahata & Porter have been working together as Tiny Inventions. They have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, and independent films. Between Times started while they were artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film (NIAF) in 2011-2012. You can find out more about the film here.


Direction, Script, Animation, Design, Cinematography: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Music, Sound Design: Bram Meindersma
Voice: Petra Schmidt-Schaller
CG Rigger: Brian Horgan
Musicians: Max van der Wal and Simone Aarnink
Sound Mix: Studio Unknown
Re-Recording Mixer: Kevin Hill, CAS
Audio Post Coordinator: Jaime Horrigan
Additional Voice: Tatiana Gomberg
Produced by: Ton Crone/Netherlands Institute for Animation Film and Tiny Inventions

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