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The Underground Astronaut

Trailer - The Underground Astronaut


Duration 17 minutes


Concept & Director: Marleine van der Werf

Script editor: Eva Wijers

Camera: Benito Strangio, Jean Counet, Jefrim Rothuizen

Geluid: Sam Huisman

Editor:Saskia Kievits

Animatie: Marike Verbiest

Sounddesign: Sam Huisman

Muziek: Binkbeats


Inititated & Produced by:

Ammodo docs + Basalt film




The Underground astronaut, Short documentary about Toby Kiers

This documentary is about evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and her amazing research into the mysterious organism under our feet. Funghi. An organism that keeps our ecosystem alive, but of which we have little idea of how it operates. Evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and her SPUN team takes us on her epic quest to map the world’s diverse fungi and to understand their behaviour.

This project is part of the Ammodo docs series about amazing scientists that break frontiers. More info about Toby Kiers and her research. Check out the SPUN website

National premiere will be during GO Shorts! Filmfestival

The undeground atronaut 3 - photo by seth carnill .jpg

Set picture: Seth 

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