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In a barren world TamLin of the Little People travels with his herd of splendid smortlybacks in search of greener pastures. They struggle with fear and find themselves stranded on the shore of the ocean. With unlikely help of TamSin a wonderful mermaid and her disrespectful smortlysharks they cross the ocean and find a happy end.

Category Short film
Director Ted Sieger
Production Little Monster GmbH, Schattenkabinett GmbH
Country Switzerland, Germany
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 8:15 min
Year 2022
Language No Dialogue
Genre Animation, Children, Comedy, Family


  • Animafest Zagreb, Films for Children Competition, Croatia (2022) - World Premiere
  • Fantoche, Kids Film Competition & Swiss Film Competition, Switzerland (2022)
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (2022)
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan (2022)
  • Doc Leipzig, Germany (2022)
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (2022)
  • Athens International Children's Film Festival, Greece (2022)
  • Audience Award Best Short Film at Bern Film Awards, Switzerland (2022)
  • London International Animation Festival, UK (2022)
  • Flickerfest ISFF, Australia (2023)
  • Clérmont-Ferrand Festival International du court métrage, France (2023)
  • Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Canada (2023)

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