- out of competition
Spanneroo & Joe
Short film made for kids
Joe, a solitary deaf boy, sees his entire world turned around when a little robot from outer space crashes into his yard ; if sign language turns out to be the only way to communicate with the robot, he proves to be a maestro when it comes to fixing things, and Joe is suddenly surrounded by new frie
Stephane Piera • Born on April 27th 1963 in Paris
Biography : Fresh out of Applied Art School in Paris, Stephane Piera started his career as an animator, then worked for a while as a professional musician and composer, before returning to animation where, without abandoning his pencil, he turned towards directing and screenwriting. Having devised, written and illustrated several project bibles, written over 100 TV scripts and directed 2 animated series, he collaborated on the scripts and production of such short films as “Skhizein” by Jeremy Clapin (who he called on to do the graphic design on “Spanneroo & Joe”), “Plume” by Barry Purves, and most recently, “Carapace” by Flora Molinie.