Production: BOP! Animation, AAA Creative
Director: Sander Joon
Animators: Henri Veermäe, Valya Paneva, Teresa Baroet, Sander Joon
Background artist: Hleb Kuftseryn
Producers: Aurelia Aasa, Erik Heinsalu
Stop motion (made in 1980): Heikki Joon
“I find the rally visually compelling, so I decided to blend two worlds: the surreal world of rally and a personal story. Just in Sierra, I’m taking the protagonist’s father’s obsession with the rally to the extreme.”
Composer: Misha Panfilov
Sound: Matis Rei
Director/animator Sander Joon in Tallinn, Estonia: “Parents often push their children to follow their steps. In this case, a father’s obsession with the rally turns his kid into a car tire. Loosely inspired by my childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.
“The idea for the film started to take shape when I rediscovered a 16mm rally-themed puppet film my father had animated in the 70s.