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)