The Capperpillar
When you hear about plastic recycling, what's the first thing that comes to mind?

Maybe You think of separate garbage cans on the street. Or you think of someone taking one plastic and turning it into another. But it's a lot more interesting than that.

Ordinary bottle caps from plastic bottles can turn into badges, chairs, shopping bags, buttons, or a skateboard! This transformation so captured my imagination that I couldn't think of anything better to do than make a movie about it. I found a very similar story that takes place in nature. The transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. From there came the beautiful Capperpillar.
I like to think about the life journey of an individual cap. How after fulfilling its purpose, it goes on a journey and turns out to be part of a skateboard deck.

This is a non-commercial short film inspired by what the folks at and are doing.
The caterpillar asset and caps generator is available for download on our Gumroad page!

Ilya Lindberg - idea, art director, camera, animation, shading, lighting
Nikolay Prudov - simulations, rigging, shading, TD
Leonid Panov - sound design

Logos for caps from