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Get inspired and get involved with this film
from our Second Annual UnLonely Interactive FilmFest.

Watch. Do. Share.

Get inspired and get involved with this film from our Second Annual UnLonely Interactive FilmFest.

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Follow the five steps below to get the most out of your UnLonely Film Festival experience!

Step 1: Watch the film.


A kiwi bird discovers a delicious golden egg that lets him fly, and so seeks more and more, even as the benefits diminish and the pain of the quest and the dependency increases.

About the Filmmaker

Andreas Hykade was born in the summer of love in Altötting, Germany, the center of the Holy Mary cult. Since 2015, he has served as director of the Institute of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and has also taught at Harvard University.


What do you hope UnLonely Film Festival audiences, trying to make sense of loneliness and isolation and navigate a path forward, take from your film?

Hykade says that he created the film for young teenagers who might be tempted one day (presumably by drugs). And when that day comes, he hopes they’ll think about Nuggets and its striking, stripped-down message about addiction and the life it brings.

Step 2: Explore these things after watching the film.

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Reflective Questions

  • Beyond the narrative of substance addiction, did the film make you think of other themes or did it resonate with you for other reasons?
  • What in your life has brought you to similarly high peaks of excitement or exuberance? And what in your life brought you to similarly dark and low regions of despair or exhaustion?
  • The film leaves us wondering what might happen next. Do you feel the character is able to break the cycle? Have you had to break a cycle in your own life and how did you do it?


  • What shape best represents you when you are feeling strong? What about when you are feeling exhausted, frustrated or in pain? Draw these images and think about what they reveal to you about yourself.
  • Write a short story—or just a few paragraphs—of a journey you took that had unintended consequences.
  • Go to a museum or gallery and look at paintings, sculptures or other artworks. Find an artwork that makes you feel exuberant and one that brings you down. Does the art connect you to your own life experiences?

PS: Looking for even more ways to "creatively connect?"  Follow this link for a few other ideas.

Step 3: Join in the conversation about the film.


  1. Emerald

    The cycle of binge eating is manifest in this film. The binge makes you euphoric but it is short lived and the race to do it again grows faster. Then you are dumped into despair.

  2. James Straker

    The idea of substance abuse wasn’t forefront to me upon first watching. I thought the round glowing objects represented inspiration or light. I kept wanting the kiwi, a flightless bird, to accept its nature. I thought it was expending too much light energy flying. I thought if it could accept itself on the inside, the whole world would glow on the outside


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