Feature Animation Film | Drama | 80 minutes
Short Films (7 x 10') + Web experience + Immersive Interactive Installation + Musical Performance drama
Based on the graphic novel by Kid Koala
ROBOT has existed to serve only one purpose: to raise GIRL into the happy, brilliant scientist she is today. But now the young Space Cadet is departing on her first mission to the stars, and ROBOT is left alone and without anyone to care for.
Content in the knowledge that she is living out her dream and will one day return to him, ROBOT finds it nonetheless difficult to occupy his days during GIRL’s absence…. and soon, the ailing effects of time, and loneliness, will take their toll on his aging technological frame.
As ROBOT tries to tame his solitude and GIRL’s exciting mission grows endless, both will face the challenge of being apart in their own way, learning in turn that revisiting the past is often a journey from which we don’t return unscathed.
A musical fable about memory and legacy, Space Cadet is an uplifting coming of age story that reminds us of the enduring nature of what we leave behind.
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, composer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released five solo albums, the most recent being ‘Music To Draw To: Satellite” featuring Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, The Great Gatsby and Baby Driver. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, Space Cadet Headphone Experience, Satellite Turntable Orchestra, and Nufonia Must Fall, a live animated graphic novel created performed, filmed, projected, and scored in real time using 5 cameras, 20 sets, 47 puppets, a string quartet, and Kid Koala on piano, turntable and percussion.
He lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.