short film – 14′ – 2023


In the middle of sunken houses, wrecks and contaminated ruins, a man shares a shack perched high atop stilts with a cat and an old tape recorder.


Sonia Gerbeaud


Sonia Gerbeaud & Mathias de Panafieu


Xbo films & Take it Easy


digital 2D

After five intense years studying at the Beaux-Arts de Poitiers, Sonia Gerbeaud collaborated with Mathias de Panafieu for her first short animation film, Oripeaux. Afterwhich, she splits her time between travel, illustration and writing. Then, she collaborated with Mathias de Panafieu on his animated documentary It wasn’t BourgogneThe boy and the elephant the first film she has written and directed alone. In 2023, Sonia directed Radio-Pilotis.


Courtivore 2024 (France) / Cinemagic 2024 (Irelande) / Ecozine 2024 (Spain) / Cactus International Children’s and Youth Film Festival 2024 (Italy) / Tournai Ramdam Festival 2024 (Belgium) / Cairo International Animation Forum 2023 (Egypt) / Sitges 2023 (Spain) / Weird Market 2023 (Spain) / Supertoon 2023 (Croatia) / Côté Court 2023 (France)

With support of Région Occitanie, Pictanovo - Région Haut-de-France, Toulouse Métropole, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual - Portugal,
Aide au film court en Seine-Saint-Denis, FAIA CNC, Sacem - Occitanie film, Procirep and Angoa