Child, The (Kind, Das)

Child, The
Scene from "The Child"

As a mad scientist brings a robotic creature to life, his laboratory machinery short circuits. He dies in a big bang, leaving the new born on its own.

Faced with life, the robot tried to find its purpose in the remains of the lab and turns to the only familiar object: a computer.


Steffen Blechschmidt was born in 1979 in Magdeburg. After an internship and working as a production and director's assistant and an editor, he took up studies in Design at the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau and participated in an exchange semester at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His films include: Zahnschmerzen (2001), The Child (Das Kind, 2003), and the music video Sternmobil for the band Apes in Space.
Genre Fantasy, Animation

Year of Production 2003
Director Steffen Blechschmidt
Screenplay Steffen Blechschmidt
Cinematography Steffen Blechschmidt
Animation Steffen Blechschmidt
Producer Steffen Blechschmidt
Production Company Hochschule Anhalt/Dessau
Length 7 min
Format color
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo

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