Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber: 458 nm
Before life on earth dies out – before the planet, moving with a slight, irregular rotation vanishes into the jungle of the cosmos – there will come the invasion of the snails. From the 38th parallel of the northern hemisphere to the equator, the earth will be covered in snails. They will eat everything that grows – not just marigolds, phlox, dahlias, lettuce, hollyhocks and hostas.
By then, the environmentalists will have banned the use of snail bait (a cyanide-based pesticide) and even "guillotining" (cutting through slimy snail bodies with garden shears) may already have been forbidden. The viewer should know this before witnessing sex-crazed digital giant snails in a monumental act of procreation in "458". Suddenly there is hope that the end of the world may yet be far in the future – as we see one of the last hunters putting an end to the snail sex and thereby preventing a snail population boom. Whatever the outcome, this surprise coup – the brutal feeding corvid – is one of the most impressive plot twists in German animated film history.
- Authors, screenplay: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber
- Year: 2006
- Length: 6.50 Min.
- Technique: 3D-Animation
- Animation: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber
- Music: dAdA – iNN
- Directors: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber
- Producer: Sinje Gebauer
- Production company: Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, Ludwigsburg