Bring Us The Key


A boy rushes through wrecked streets and the devastated countryside, bullets still flying. He is bringing the key that will unlock the box containing the pen that will be used to sign a peace treaty. But the waiting leaders are on a short fuse and may not be able to wait. An animated collage, mainly in black and white, combining photographic and drawn elements.

Technical info

Running time 1′
Year 2014
Release format DCP
Other file formats HD Cam
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound format SR
Colour Colour
Language None
Country Belgium


Director Boris Sverlow
Screenplay Boris Sverlow
Johan Verschueren
Producer Will Mathijs
Film editing Boris Sverlow
Animation Boris Sverlow
3D Modeller Jasper Janssens
Sound Jef Aerts
Costume design Vanessa Evrard
Wis Jacobs
Set construction Yourie Sverlow

Production stills


2014: Cairo Film Festival (EG), Arras Film Festival (FR), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES), Naqsh Short Film Festival (BH), Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE), Animated Film Festival Animatou (CH), Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (CH), Montreal World Film Festival (CA), Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire (FR), Short Film Corner – Cannes Film Festival (FR)