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The Dam Keeper ()


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A little pig, who keeps his town safe from a cloud of pollution with his windmill dam, is ignored by a thankless public and bullied at school. When a new kid arrives, things begin to change.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations.
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Cast

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Narrator
Courtney Lockwood ...
Pig

Directed by

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Robert Kondo
Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi

Written by

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John Henry Hinkel ... ()
 
Robert Kondo ... (story)
 
Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi ... (story)

Produced by

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Megan Bartel ... producer
Robert Kondo ... producer
Kane Lee ... producer
Duncan Ramsay ... producer
Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi ... producer

Music by

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Zach Johnston
Matteo Roberts

Film Editing by

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Bradley Furnish

Editorial Department

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Mark Dinicola ... image mastering and color
Winston O. Good ... image mastering and color
Robin D. Young ... image mastering and color

Casting By

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Natalie Lyon
Kirsten Saabye

Production Management

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Maureen Fan ... business and strategy producer / production strategy and finance
Anthony Kemp ... production assistant
Gerisa Macale ... production assistant
Yukino Pang ... development producer / production development

Art Department

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Paul Abadilla ... painter
Andrea Blasich ... sculptor
Jeanie Chang ... painter
Jennifer Chang ... painter
Craig Foster ... graphic artist
Cody Gramstad ... painter
Annlyn Huang ... painter
Saera Hwang ... additional painter
Willy Hwang ... painter
Kristy Kay ... painter
Yoshi Hiro Nagasuna ... paint lead
Ernesto Nemesio ... painter
Dale Ruffolo ... artistic modeling
Gleb Sanchez-Lobashov ... additional storyboarding
Chris Sasaki ... character design
Yung Lian Frank Tai ... artistic modeling
Shelly Wan ... additional painter
Eastwood Wong ... additional painter
Kevin Yang ... additional painter

Sound Department

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Rachael Bigelow ... foley recordist
Jens Davidsen ... narration recording
Lars W. Sorensen ... narration recording
Christian Testmann ... narration recording
Andrew Vernon ... sound designer
Tony Villaflor ... re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

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Jay Carina ... rendering
Catherine Kelly ... rendering
Sonoko Konishi ... production technical director
Toshiyasu Otsuka ... production technical director
Miyuki M. Richardson ... additional compositing
Takahito Tejima ... production technical director
Matthew Webb ... production technical director / rendering

Camera and Electrical Department

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Matt Aspbury ... camera lead
James Campbell ... camera artist
Saschka Unseld ... camera artist
Derek Williams ... camera lead

Animation Department

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Eric Anderson ... animator
Guillaume Chartier ... additional animator
Don Crum ... animator
Eliza Ivanova ... animator
Celestino Marina ... animator
Toshihiro Nakamura ... compositing lead
Erick Oh ... supervising animator
Miyuki M. Richardson ... additional animator
Becky Roberts ... animator
Lucie Roberts ... animator
Jean-Claude Tran ... animator

Music Department

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Jason Butler ... score recording
Minna Choi ... conductor
Samuel Lehmer ... score mixer
Adam Munoz ... score recording
Davey Roberts ... score recorder
Andrew Vernon ... music editor

Other crew

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Nelson Bohol ... production photography
Nelson Bohol ... set photographer
Susan Brunig ... color grading operator
Emily Engie ... production finance
Melissa Fuller ... production photography
Melissa Fuller ... production photography
Melissa Fuller ... set photographer
Shawn Hovis ... post production coordinator
Daniella Muller ... script supervisor
Seth Van Booven ... website

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A young pig with an important job, and a new friend who changes everything. In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig's class, nothing will be the same again. Written by Duncan Ramsay

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Taglines The Dam Keeper, an original animated short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. See more »
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Also Known As
  • O Vigia da Represa (Brazil)
  • O Filakas tou Fragmatos (Greece)
  • Хранитель плотины (Russia)
  • Ο Φύλακας του Φράγματος (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 18 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Animation (2015). See more »
Quotes Narrator: At that age, I was almost too short to look outside.
Narrator: Through one of our windows, all I could see was the cloud, an ocean of ash, it suffocated everything.
Narrator: Out of the other window, I saw the people in town, out both, I saw darkness.
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