A Single Life (2014 film)

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A Single Life
Film poster
Directed byMarieke Blaauw
Joris Oprins
Job Roggeveen[1]
Written byMarieke Blaauw
StarringPien Feith
Release date
  • September 2014 (2014-09)
Running time
3 minutes

A Single Life is a 2014 Dutch animated short film directed by Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen, from Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.[2]


The film is about a young woman, Pia, who receives a mysterious 45 rpm record and discovers that she can travel through time to different stages of her life when different parts of the record are played.[3][4] The film does not feature any spoken dialogue though it does incorporate the titular song "A Single Life" by Happy Camper featuring Pien Feith.[5]

According to Oprins, the film took three months to make and was originally inspired by an incident where a record skipped while being played.[1] The duration of the film was limited because the film was originally intended to be screened at movie theaters prior to the showing of feature-length films.[1]


  • Pien Feith as (voice)


  1. ^ a b c Sarto, Dan (28 February 2015). "Joris Oprins Talks 'A Single Life'". Animation World Network. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Oscars 2015: Nominations list". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ Reid, Joe (18 February 2015). "All 60 Oscar-Nominated Films, Ranked". Slate. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  4. ^ Fennimore, Jack (18 February 2015). "Film Review: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts". UWM Post. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ Morgan, David (22 February 2015). "Oscars 2015: The Best Animated Short nominees". CBS News. Retrieved 17 March 2015.

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