Dutch animation “The Monster of Nix” submitted for Oscar

The Dutch short animation movie “The Monster of Nix” is submitted for selection on the Oscar nominee list.

The 30 minute short is directed by artist and filmmaker Rosto (“Jona/Tomberry” and “No Place Like Home”) and is also responsible for the composing score. The score itself was executed by the Metropole Orchestra as well as the bands The Dø and The Residents. Tom Waits and Terry Gilliam did some voicing for the movie. The Dutch premiere will be in September at the Dutch Film Festival.

The Monster of Nix is a 30 minute long animated musical which tells the story of Willy, a troubled boy who fights the destructive force of an all-devouring monster in the village of Nix. The dark fairy tale is as compelling and visually overwhelming as Rosto’s previous films, but this time it’s suitable for kids from 10 to 100. Rosto’s previous films have been described as hyper-intense cinematic experiences. Unconventional stories take place in an apocalyptic universe of surreal landscapes inhabited by dark alter egos.

The Monster of Nix

The Monster of Nix – official site