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Matilda and the SpareHead

Ignas Meilūnas
Lithuania, 2020 / 13’09 / v.o. sott. it

This is a story about a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she’s learned can no longer fit in one head, her mother buys her a backup one. Two heads are better than one but Matilda soon becomes confused which head she should wear at what time and loses the second head shortly after. It is uncertain what would happen if not for a ball that accidentally flows in through her window. It changes Matilda forever.

Direction: Ignas Meilūnas
Script: Dangiras Bugas, Ignas Meilūnas
Animators: Anni Oja, Arnau Godia Montesinos, Ignas Meilūnas
Editing: Ignas Meilūnas
Soundtrack: Rytis Koreniukas
Production: M-Films
Technique used: stop motion


Ignas Meilūnas

Ignas Meilūnas, born in 1985, graduated from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University with a BA in Computer Engineering in 2008. He has worked with O. Koršunovas and G. Varnas’ theater troupes as a sound designer and video projection operator. Since 2011, Ignas has been working as a freelance 3D and stop-motion animator and director. His debut short animation/fiction film Woods has won the Lithuanian Film Academy Award for Best Animation of 2015 and short animation Mr. Night Has A Day Off was selected for more than 50 film festivals.