Germany 2017


The true story about a native American chief and ugly cat who try to find peace in an evil and destructive neighbourhood.

Meet Redbear: a benevolent native American chief who enjoys smoking at the crack of dawn and loves the earth and all its creatures despite their flaws.

And meet Ugly: a resident tomcat who dreams about the wonders of the universe and has the purest heart, but struggles all his life to make friends simply because he is ugly.

Facing a world where nothing is as solid as prejudice and intolerance, and where warmth comes only from the sun and not the heart, it is up to Redbear and Ugly to restore the balance.


Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born film maker based in Mainz, Germany. He studied Animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where he produced “Fly on the Window” that went on to screen at international film festivals such as Zagreb, Annecy and Edinburgh.
Diakur is now making short films influenced by prominent internet stories and animated via the process of computer simulation.


Cast & Crew

Directed by : Nikita Diakur, Redbear Easterman

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2017