Archive of films I Am Bigger and Better / Jsem větší a lepší

Czech Republic
2007, 17 min

Section: East of the West - Out of Competition
Year: 2008

A stage director casts a robot in his play to replace an actor who is incapable of turning up to rehearsal on time. Martin Duda’s graduate film combines 3D animation with live actors and presents a forlornly comic vision of the future in which the artificial character proves more viable than humans themselves.


A theatre is staging a new play. The director decides to replace an actor who’s always late with a robot operated by remote control. The peeved actor angrily maintains that technology has triumphed over humanity. After the rehearsal the robot goes off into town. Pre-programmed to come out with stage dialogue, it provides pleasant company in one of the bars, where its human prefiguration also shows up and takes over the controls… Martin Duda’s graduate film combines 3D animation with live actors. The film’s vision of the future is both melancholic and comical, while the artificial creature proves more viable than its human colleagues…

About the director

Martin Duda (b. 1981, Mikulov, Czech Republic) works with 3D animation and visual effects to combine the real world with animated sequences. After graduating from Brno’s School of Applied Arts (furniture and interior design, 1996–99), he studied animation at FAMU in the years 1999–2007. During this period he was already involved in DVD production and animated spots. His films (Contact, 2003, VR, 2004) were successful at domestic and foreign festivals.


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: East of the West - Out of Competition
Director: Martin Duda
Screenplay: Martin Duda, Zuzana Maurery, Vojtěch Mašek, Džian Baban
Dir. of Photography: Jaromír Pávíček
Music: Tomáš Dvořák, Matouš Godík
Editor: Miloš Krejcar
Producer: Tomáš Rychecký
Production: Anifilm
Cast: Matěj Hádek, Ondřej Pavelka, Miroslav Krobot, Kamil Halbich, Miroslav Mejzlík, Vanda Hybnerová
Contact: Anifilm


Martin Duda

Film Director, Film Director / Producer

Tomáš Rychecký

Festival Organizer, Producer


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