A coot and a ferry skipper live harmoniously side by side in and on a city river. When a new bridge is built across the river, from one day to the next the skipper has lost all his passengers. Luckily, the bird, usually busy gathering material for his nest, turns out to be just the connecting factor that gives the ferry reason to sail again. Marlies captured the significance of community spirit in just two short minutes in this colourful animation.
Coot premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival. The ultrashort film has since been selected for the Cinekid Festival where it’s in competition for the Best Animated Short and is now playing in various cinemas as a supporting film for new features.