| 2023
| 5 min.
| Animation

Script: Plamen Nikolov
Director: Plamen Nikolov
Animation: Plamen Nikolov
Music: Syd Dale

Production: NFilms Productions – Antonia Adeyemi, Plamen Nikolov

Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

A young magician is frantically getting ready for his next midnight performance along with the other participants: rabbits, a bear, and a lion. Everything is going according to plan until he arrives on stage. At that very moment, his colleagues decide to take over his lead role, tame their master and get rid of their supporting roles. Will the magician be strong enough to break free from this unexpected trap?

PLAMEN NIKOLOV was born in Plovdiv in 1986. In 2005, he graduated in Computer Graphics and Design from the Acad. Kiril Popov Secondary School of Mathematics. In 2011, he completed a Master’s in Animation Direction at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. He was awarded in 2014 by the Bulgarian Film Academy for his film debut, ‘Тhe Night of the Owl’. His animated short films, ‘Neighourhood Troubles’ (2016) and ‘The Mud Man’ (2020) have won him numerous awards at international festivals.