The Sleepwalker | a short film

A surrealistic continuation of paintings develop responding to the rhythmic motions as the growing edge of the musical piece guides this wonderfully marvelous short film ‘The Sleep Walker’ by Theodore Ushev. My toes became engaged in a natural response with the music. If I weren’t sitting . I would have been dancing. The spectacularly different painting strokes coming alive were enjoyably experienced by this viewer. It is a short film with a length of 4m 20s. Well worth the time to relax and let your body go inside the musical images as they continually change in shapes & colors. The short film is alive artistically . freeing of the spiritual elements in a playful manner . creating a deep feeling of overflowing joy. – j.kiley


Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker by Theodore Ushev

Length . . . 4m 20s

A surrealist journey through colours and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.

A film by Theodore Ushev
Music by Kottarashky
Production: Les Productions Unité centrale / 9311-8990 Quebec Inc., Canada, 2015
Distribution: Bonobostudio (International), La Distributrice de films (Canada)

Special Jury Award, Animafest Zagreb 2015

Special Mention, Fest Anca 2015

Best Music Award, Animator Poznan 2015

Canadian Film Institute Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2015

Special Mention, Multivision International Festival of Animated Arts 2015

Alva Costa Award for Best Short Film up to 5 Minutes, Cinanima Espinho 2015

Honorary Distinction, Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival 2015

Special Mention, Longue vue sur le court 2015

Special Mention, Sommets du cinema d’animation 2015

Best Short Animated Film Award, Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2016

Special Prize, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2016

Also the list of film festivals is extensive – exceeding over 10