The Lonely Orbit

Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard

2D animation

year: 2019

format: DCP
duration: 9'20"

production: Team Tumult
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Switzerland


More about the film

Leaving for his dream job, a satellite technician keeps solitude at bay by constantly texting with his old friends. After neglecting his duties, a satellite leaves its orbit which causes the world's network to collapse.

Directors: Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard
Script: Frederic Siegel
Design: Frederic Siegel
Animation: Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard, Justine Klaiber, Nina Christen, Estelle Gattlen
Editing: Benjamin Morard
Layout and backgrounds: Nico Kast, Frederic Siegel
Compositing: Marwan Abdalla Eissa, Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard
Music: Luc Gut
Sound design: Kilian Vilim, Thomas Gassmann
Foley: Dieter Hebben
Producer: Marwan Abdalla Eissa

Frederic Siegel is a Swiss animation director, visual artist and member of the Zurich-based collective Team Tumult. While expressing his own artistic views in personal short films, illustrations and music, he is also teaching animation basics and producing commercial work and music videos. He graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with the film Ruben Leaves which won several awards, including the Swiss Film Award for the best graduation film.

Filmography: The Lonely Orbit (2019), Honour (2018), Ruben Leaves (2015, graduation film)

Benjamin Morard is a Zurich-based director, animator and storyboard artist. After graduating from the Lucerne School of Art and Design he co-founded the creative collective Team Tumult where he creates commissioned animations and directs short films. His biggest passion is storyboarding for entertaining visual projects.

Filmography: The Lonely Orbit (2019), Star Track (2014, graduation film)


  • Fantastic Swiss Award, Fantoche 2019
  • Swiss Youth Award, Fantoche 2019


Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (5/7-13/7/2019)
Anibar International Animation Festival (15/7-21/7/2019)
Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (17/7-21/7/2019, 24/7-28/7/2019)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (19/7-28/7/2019)
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Baden (3/9-8/9/2019)
Animanima International Animation Festival (4/9-7/9/2019)
Calgary International Film Festival (18/9-29/9/2019)
KROK International Animated Film Festival (22/9-29/9/2019)
Encounters Film Festival (24/9-29/9/2019)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (1/10-6/10/2019)
SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (3/10-13/10/2019)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival (4/10-12/10/2019)
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival (4/10-13/10/2019)
KuanDu International Animation Festival (27/10-3/11/2019)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (6/11-10/11/2019)