woensdag 4 oktober 2017

Heinz

Recently I joined the animation team at KaChing-Cartoons in Rotterdam for the feature 'Heinz'. The red city cat, Heinz, is a happy kind of loser with a short fuse. He is born and raised in Amsterdam. One day he wakes up in a strange bed in a fairytale forest. No idea how he got there, but everyone is raging at him, and his son suddenly has disappeared.  A desperate search, chased by a growing army of crazy ones, leads from its many local pubs along the Flemish Zurkelt route,  to a mysterious tropical island and the diabolical alien Bag.
During a spectacular confrontation in New York,  Heinz manage to mess up his plan to eradicate humanity and instead save his son. On a broomstick, the fly back to home together. Just in time before his favorite pub closes.
Based on the famous strip Heinz by René Windig and Eddie Jon, published in Het Parool.
Director:Piet Kroon
Producer: Bosbros
Release 2018

Pettenpret


Pettenpret Teaser from il Luster on Vimeo.
It was fun to work again on a new season of the pre-school children serie Pettenpret!

Bloeistraat 11


Synopsis: Two young teens spend the summer together in and around the house of one of them. During this summer puberty sets in and the girls start to drift apart.
Director-writer:  Nienke Deutz
Producer: Lunanime, Windmill Film, Need Productions
For this beautiful project I made part of the 2D animation. You can watch a tiny small bit at www.nienkedeutz.com

Etgar Keret 'based on a true story'

In his extremely short stories, the Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays an impressive game with fantasy and reality. The story of his life, too, sounds like a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why telling lies is essential to Keret’s survival. Nina Gantz and I worked together on de animated stories in the film. Animation direction, backgrounds and some animation shots are done by me. Below you can watch the trailer.

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story from BALDR Film on Vimeo.

donderdag 1 september 2016

PARADE Nederlandse inzending Oscars® Korte Animatiefilm

Press Release – Dutch Animated short PARADE off to the Oscars®

1 September 2016

Dutch Animated short PARADE by Digna van der Put off to the Oscars® 

Short animated film PARADE directed by Digna van der Put, has been selected by an independent committee of Dutch film professionals for Oscar® submission in the Animated Short Film category.

Jury Statement: "PARADE provides a timely but also timeless look at the parades of life and world history. The style and technique connect seamlessly with the theme. The viewer innocently joins the cheerful rhythm and ultimately experiences what parades can stand for. "

PARADE had its world premiere at the London International Animation Festival, last December. After that, the film was selected for several leading international festivals, such as the Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) and the Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia). In autumn the film will be screened at Filmets Badalona Film Festival (Spain) and the Anima Mundi Festival (Brazil).

In PARADE six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go unscathed.

Digna van der Put (1980) is an independent filmmaker, with her studio based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).She began her career as an art teacher but decided to specialize in animation. In 2009 she graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with the animated short SQUIRREL & ELEPHANT. After that she worked on major projects such as the animation feature films PIM & POM - The Great Adventure (2013) and HEINZ and URBANUS (2014).
 
PARADE is produced by Ton Crone from the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film - NIAf. The film was realized with financial support of the Netherlands Film Fund.

EYE International organizes the Dutch short film selections, the qualifying run of PARADE in Los Angeles and oversees its submission to the Academy. On 24 January 2017 the Academy will announce the nominees in all categories, including those for Animated Short Film. The Oscars® will be presented on February 26, 2017.

 Kindly watch the trailer of PARADE: https://vimeo.com/180756965

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For more information:

Production: Netherlands Institute for Animation Film -NIAF
Ton Crone
Postbus 9358
5000 HJ Tilburg
The Netherlands
Ph: +31 6 51195450
crone@niaf.nl


dinsdag 30 augustus 2016

TEX

De animatie van Patty, het jaren '20 rubberhose-karakter is af! Het was erg leuk om te doen.
De 'Nu of Nooit' van Ka-Ching Cartoons: TEX gaat op woensdag 19 oktober op Cinekid in première .