The involuntary space-time adventures of two unlikely companions.

Hired gun and loudmouth Mowld repeatedly drags Phungus, an anxious little alien from his cushy life as a bartender into countless outlandish adventures.

BEST SCI-FI SHORT - Accord Cine Fest - June 2021
RED MOVIE AWARDS - Best Sci-Fi May 2021
BEST ANIMATION SHORT - DIAMOND AWARD - Pinnacle Film Awards - 2021
BEST ANIMATION - Toronto Film Channel Awards - 2021
OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE - WRPN.TV Global Webisode Competition - 2021
BEST ANIMATED SHORT - Phoenix Short Film Festival - November 2020
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Phungus enjoys his cushy life as bartender, when loudmouth Mowld drags him from one shady “mission” into another. With their hacked imperial robot ALIS they go on countless outlandish adventures through the galaxy.

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Episode 1 • Trailer

Episode 2 • Trailer

Episode 3 • Trailer “Mowld is Backer”


Phungus Qabee

Phungus is an always anxious, but dangerously curios little yellow “snailien”. He belongs to the race of the Samosians, of which very little is known. For some reason Phungus lives exiled from his home world Samosia. Phungus is a wizard with robots and any kind of tech gadgets, but his real passion lies with cocktails, and he hopes to become the best bartender in the galaxy some day.

Mowld Schimmel

Mowld is one of the rarer humans who were born and raised on Earth. His skill set points to a rather shady past. Despite his tough guy appearance he’s got a big heart, and an even bigger mouth. Mowld seems to be afraid of next to nothing and will go head first into any adventure, always hoping to gain money, fame or just have some fun while doing so. His rash can-do-attitude make him rather hazardous, but also quite resilient. If he only had the brains of Phungus…


ALIS is a slightly older general purpose drone built by Imperial Labs for the Democratic Empire of Gaia. This particular model was updated with a hacked firmware by Phungus, adding a butler-like personality, and showing excitement for experiencing new things. Its official imperial designation is “Tactical Universal Robot Drone”, but nobody uses the acronym. Phungus renamed his hacked version Autonomous Lissom Intelligent Spider → ALIS.

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Pilot Release:
Nov 3, 2020
production ongoing

22 minutes per episode

English Audio
(German & Japanese subtitles)


Created by
Kilian Muster

Produced by
Kilian Muster

Written by
Kilian Muster

Directed by
Kilian Muster

The first three episodes are produced entirely as a one-man operation.


“Origins” (ep. 3) nominations:

Genesis International Film Festival 2023
Best Short Film – Animation, Finalist

SENSEI Tokyo FilmFest 2022
Best Animation, Nominee

“Astral Endeavor” (ep. 2) nominations:

AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival 2022
Short Animation Quarter Finalist

“Dead Angle” (pilot) awards:

Accord Cine Fest June 2021
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Pilot Episode

RED Movie Awards May 2021
Best Sci-Fi

Pinnacle Film Awards 2021
Best Animation Short – Diamond Award

Toronto Film Channel Awards 2021
Best Animation

WRPN.TV Global Webisode Competition 2021
Winner for Outstanding Excellence

Phoenix Short Film Festival Nov 2020
Best Animated Short

“Dead Angle” (pilot) nominations:

AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival 2022
Short Animation Quarter Finalist

Sydney Indie Short Festival Spring 2021
Offical Selection

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) 2021
Official Selection

Hollywood International Golden Age Festival 2021
Official Selection

London Indie Short Festival 2021
Episodic / Web-Series Semi-Finalist

Flixze Film Festival 2020

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