A Stone in the shoe

Eric Montchaud

IndieLisboa 2021 •

France, Animation, 2020, 12′

It is a school where the teacher is a rabbit, and the students are rabbits too. Unfortunately, the new student is a frog, who feels he is not where he belongs. But nothing that a new friendship can’t cure.

(Test Long EN) A pupil turns up to his new class for the first time. This pupil however is different to the others, he’s a frog in a class of rabbits.

Director's Bio

(Test EN) Eric Montchaud was in the first class of La Poudrière film school. His 1st film that was self-produced, L’odeur du chien mouillé (The Smell of Wet Dog) won the Main Prize at Rencontres Audiovisuelles in Lille and the Best Design Prize at the Animated Dreams festival in Tallin. He worked in parallel as an animator on projects for TV series, short films, advertisements and clips. He animated certain scenes for the films The Science of Sleep and Mood Indigo by Michel Gondry. In 2015 he completed his 2nd short film, La petite casserole d’Anatole (Anatole’s Little Saucepan), an adaptation of a children’s book by Isabelle Carrier. The film, produced by JPL Films, won many prizes including the Public Prize at Annecy Festival.