Jonas and the Sea
An Animation by Marlies van der Wel
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About the project
LOCKLINEJonas has dreamed of living in the sea all his life. But it's not possible. Or is it?



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 Animation ( 10 min )

 Ever since he was a boy, there was only one place Jonas wanted to be. The sea.

The moment he climbed the top of a dune and saw it stretch out before him, Jonas knew this was where he belonged. 

He’s spent his whole life combing the beach for things he can use to build the outlandish creations he hopes will transport him into a new life amongst the fish.

 But now he’s an old man, Jonas has to face up to the increasing limitations of his inventions and his body. Time is running out to make his dream come true… 

 Jonas and the Sea is a classic story about a man who casts aside everything and everybody in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find the place you can call home, wherever it is - even if it's underwater.

 Jonas and the Sea is already in production thanks to the support of the Dutch Film Funds, but we need to raise 8500 euros to finish the film.This amount will allow Marlies to finish the production of the film and pay for distribution of the film. Every euro raised goes towards the film, so please help us give Jonas the ending he deserves!  



Quote that inspired the maker

“My big fish must be somewhere.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
This project was successfully funded on 20-03-2014

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