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No Ink (The Magic Shoe - Ep4)


Discover the Magic Shoe’s fantastical journey in search of its lost twin, where it lives an adventure like no other shoe before! Episode Four: While sailing away on its umbrella boat, the Magic Shoe gets swallowed by the unpredictable tide of Venice! This new episode of the series relies on traditional, hand-drawn animation combined with post-production effects. Concept to completion required three years of work.

Our Review

The magic shoe is an outstanding short film especially as the traditional method of hand-drawn animation are far and few between. Jaw-dropping detail and to the painstaking efforts taken by animator are absolutely commendable. Every scene is a gem which embarks an imprint on your mind. The soundtrack is remarkably touching as it brings imaginary, dreamy, surreal and otherworldly feelings with mixed-emotion. Each and every frame of art in the film is an image that you would want to be framed on your wall.

Director Biography - Florian Guillaume Short movie Director and Producer based in London, UK, Florian likes to push the boundaries with different animation techniques and the thought-provoking content of his films. Florian directed The Magic Shoe 3 that went to 13 international festivals.

Director Statement The Magic Shoe 4 builds on 3’s story, and was mainly inspired by my time as a recreational diver and witnessing the gradual degradation of the marine ecosystem. The feeling of life-erosion is predominant in this movie. The ink that is used to direct and capture our life will inevitably fade away.


  • Florian Guillaume Director Magic Shoe Ep2 + 3, Music Video for band El Deyma (B-Side, My Last Day on Earth)

  • Florian Guillaume Writer

  • Florian Guillaume Producer Magic Shoe Ep2 + 3, Music Video for band El Deyma (B-Side, My Last Day on Earth)

  • Dudek Pulit Animator

  • Jennifer Bernard Production Design


  • Project Type: Animation, Music Video, Short

  • Runtime: 4 minutes 13 seconds

  • Completion Date: September 12, 2022

  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom

  • Language: English

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Black & White and Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

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