A fantasy adventure on a deserted island. Christmas is coming and twins Zip and Zap manage to set fire to a toy shop Christmas tree. They have to endure punishment on their school break: their stern parents take them to a remote island where they find themselves in the house of the curious Miss Pam. She shelters parentless children who enjoy their unrestricted freedom. The twins have found Heaven on Earth! However, the very next day their parents disappear in mysterious circumstances. The twins and their friends discover a clandestine laboratory where adults are turned back into children!
"To be quite honest I made the film simply because I like action movies. And because of the eponymous comic book that made a good impression. There are adventure films full of repetition and gags, but the plots are not exactly playful. I believe that Zip and Zap capture the spirit of Bart Simpson, who’s always ready for the next adventure. My head was filled with numerous other cinematic and literary references from the 1980s."
Born in 1972 in Bilbao, Spain, Santos’ films regularly screen at major international festivals. Zip and Zap and the Captain's Island is his third feature film.