A desolate street in a small village in the Old West. Two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout!

But when both of the colts fire their deadly bullets, those bullets immediately fall in love with each other, forgetting what they're supposed to do! Will they be able to change their destiny?

'Bullet Time' is an animated short film, directed by multi-awardwinning director Frodo Kuipers and producer Merlijn Passier. Started with the first sketches in 2011, the film was finally finished in november 2016 and has been screened at numerous (animation)filmfestivals around the globe.

In september 2017 the film got selected by an independent committee of Dutch film professionals for Oscar® submission in the Animated Short Film category.

financial support: Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Cinecrowd

duration: 5'30

directed by:

Frodo Kuipers


Merlijn Passier

executive producer:

Zamire Thijssen


Merlijn Passier

Frodo Kuipers

Rudi Brekelmans


Alex Debicki

performed by:

Bram Bol

Alex Debicki

sound and mix:

Bob Kommer Studios

Jeroen Nadorp

Robin van der Heiden


Simon Zwiers

Luciënne van Eeden

Frodo Kuipers


Simon Zwiers

Alex Debicki

Koen Donkers

2D animation:

Frodo Kuipers

Elian van der Heiden

animated at:

Studio Nova

Studio Mosquito

3D animation:

Peter Schop

2D backgrounds:

Frodo Kuipers

3D backgrounds:

Peter Schop

compositing and special effects:

Jeffrey Schreuders (Trik-Trak)

scanning and coloring 2D animation:

Peter Pabor


Vincent Leloux

slowmotion effects:

Maarten van den Berg

Rudi Brekelmans


Barend Onneweer (Raamw3rk)