Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten - Titles

Opening Titles Drawn 1:43 min © Lieblingsfilm 2014
Animation directed by Pauline Kortmann
Title sequence for the feature film "Rico, Oskar und der Tieferschatten"
  • Producer: Lieblingsfilm
  • Concept: Jakob Schuh, Neele Leana Vollmer
  • Animation Director, Producer: Pauline Kortmann
  • Compositing: Jan Koester
  • Animation Cleanup: Veronica Solomon
  • Backgrounds: Peter Schössow
  • Additional Backgrounds: Sebastian Koch

Muesli

short film 3D computer 1:17 min © Jan Koester 2002
Directed by Jan Koester
Pan and pot want to feed me hot stuff for breakfast, but I prefer cereals.

Mudi - Die Frau aus dem Libanon

mudi-die-frau-aus-dem-libanon
MUSIC VIDEO MIXED MEDIA 3:34 MIN © Virgin Records 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
The music video for Mudi - "Frau aus dem Libanon" tells the story how Mudi's parents met during lebanon civil war.  

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min © Hauptfilm & Jan Koester 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Stereoscopic short film made of 2000 watercolour painted pages.
Coward bird and courageous lion break into a villa at nighttime without having the slightest clue what's going on there.    
  • Director, Animation: Jan Koester 
  • Producer: Christine Haupt
  • Actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • Voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester
FESTIVALS:
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
  • Exground Wiesbaden
  • Interfilm Festival Berlin
  • Flickerfest Sidney, Australia
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
  • Short Film Slam Hamburg
AWARDS:
  • ARTE Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • Audience Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • SAE Award for best use of digital technology at Flickerfest
  • Special Award at Exground Wiesbaden
  • Audience Award at Short Film Slam, Hamburg
 

Unlike U

Short Film 2D Computer 0:10 min © Unlike U 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Logo animation for film production company Unlike U

Februar

februar-isaäk-de-heer
Animation Short Drawn 13:00 min © Maarten Isaäk de Heer 2015
Sounddesign by Michał Krajczok
Handdrawn 2D animation for full dome.
  • Animation: Maarten Isaäk de Heer
  • Best Soundtrack at the Immersive Film Festival IFF Espinho 2015
  

Wandernd Haus Voll Vogelwasser

Animation Short Cut Out 9:40 min © Veronika Samartseva 2011
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
On a plunge into the inner world and a peculiar guest.

Loup

Animation Short 3D and Drawn 4:22 min © Felix Gönnert 2016
Directed by Felix Gönnert
A young boy runs away, but realizes that he can’t escape reality.
  • Animation: Felix Gönnert

Secrets of the Moon – Opener

Logo Animation, 2:06 min, © Alexander Pohl 2014
Directed by Alexander Pohl
A short opener to visualize the logo of the independent metal band “secrets oft the moon”. Idea and realization by Alexander Pohl. Music by Michał Krajzcok.

CHERRY OH

cherry-oh
Music Video Mixed Media 3:41 min © Warner Music 2014
Directed by Jan Koester
Music Video for Seeed - "Cherry Oh 2014".
The cruel nature disturbs a peaceful garden barbecue party.
   

DAME MIT HUND

Short Film 2D Computer 3:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2014
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid. English title: Walk the Dog
  • Voices: Ivan Baio, Alberto Picciau, Francesca Pili, Ivana Mescalchin
FESTIVALS:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Festival of Animated Films Stuttgart
  • Anifest
  • International Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
  • Festival Plein La Bobine
  • Odense International Film Festival
AWARDS:
  • DEFA Promotion Prize Animation at Filmfest Dresden
  • Special Mention of the National Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden
 

Old dog - new tricks

short film handdrawn & 2d computer 1:47 min © Super Saga 2013
Directed by Milen Vitanov and Jan Koester
Advertising for a new anti flea treatment for dogs, produced by Super Saga Agency Belgium. A dog learns new ways to deal his worst enemies.
 

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer 2:43 min © Michał Krajczok 2013
Sound Design & Music by Michał Krajczok
The book "Die 131/2 Leben des Käpt´n Blaubär" was originally published  in 1999 and then in 2002 relased as an audio book with the voice of Dirk Bach.
This trailer is a short example of the NEW audio book (originally 19 hours long), having the superb voice and acting of Dirk Bach and new Music and Sound Design by Michał Krajczok.
  • Supervising: Walter and Elvira Moers
  • Sound Design Support: Marian Mentrup and Niklas Kammertöns
  • Vocals for "Blaubärmädchen": Larissa Blau
  • Musical Saw: Katharina Micada
  • Trailer Editing: Annette Jung

Showreel Michał Krajczok

Showreel 2:22 min © Michał Krajczok 2012
Music and Sound Design by Michał Krajczok
"A selection of films for which I made sound and/or music."
The "Sampled" Directors:
  • Annette Jung
  • Sonja Rohleder
  • Katharina Niedermeier
  • Isabella Willinger
  • Milena Bonse
  • Constanze Knoche
  • Veronika Samartseva
  • Gudrun Krebitz
  • Izabela Plucinska
  • Anna Bergmann
  • Heike Schmidt
  • Alexandra Kardinar
  • Volker Schlecht
  • René Lange
  • Timo Quistorff
  • Milen Vitanov
  • Tomer Eshed
  • Jan Koester
  • Samuel Weikopf

Animator 2012 Trailer

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Festival Trailer Clay Animation 0:39 min © Claytraces 2012
Directed by Izabella Plucinska Trailer for the Animator Festival in Poznań.
  • Sound and Music: Michał Krajczok

Over You / Music Video by Drushba Pankow

Music Video Drawn 3:12 min © Drushba Pankow 2012
Directed by Drushba Pankow
Michał Krajczok, musician and sound designer of Talking Animals was approached by Drushba Pankow to write a song for this animation.

COCOON CHILD

Short Film Cut-Out, 2D, 3D 5:00 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2009
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Cocoon Child is a poetic film about the imaginary world of an autistic child and shows a moment when her inner and outer worlds connect.
  • Producer: Helga Loebel
  • Editor: Maryna Shuklina
FESTIVALS:
  • Berlinale Generation Kplus
  • Athens Animfest
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary
  • Anim'Est
  • Granada International Young Filmmakers Festival
FESTIVALS:
  • Tricky Women
  • Anifest
  • Montreal Intl Children's Film Festival
  • Animabasauri
  • Animabasque
  • DOK Leipzig

CBS Outdoor

CBS Outdoor - Interaktive Europe
sound design and music for "interactive europe"
a campaign by CBS Outdoor, London
MUSIC: Marian Mentrup
SOUND DESIGN: Marian Mentrup, Michal Krajczok

 
ANIMATION: Matthias Hoegg
AGENCY: Undercurrent Brands, London

KOLUMBUS

music video 2D cut-out 4:30 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder & Veronika Samartseva
Columbus wakes up surrounded by rising waters and decides that instead of viewing this shock as a catastrophe he'll take it as an opportunity to set a course for his dreams. Faced with numerous hurdles and challenges en route to his goals, Columbus discovers that learning to appreciate the beauty in the journey and the unexpected is just as important as reaching your destination.  

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cutout 12:00 min © Mouka Filmi 2014
Animation Directed by Gregor Dashuber
"Once I Dreamt Of Life" is a feature length documentary film about suicide - a subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide - parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide.
Official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com

SIE SO - ER SO

Short Film 2D handdrawn 13:00 min © Talking Animals 2013
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A romantic comedy until the bitter end.

MÖWEN

möwen
Music Video 2D handdrawn 3:20 min © Universal Music 2015
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
Music Video for Georg auf Lieder.
  • Animation: Ines Ferreira, Giulia Valenti
  • Camera: Waldemar Bruch
 

JUNGES BLUT

music video 2D computer 4:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2015
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Music video for Keimzeit

TANTO TANTO

tanto-tanto
Short Film Mixed Media, 2D 3:00 min © 3Sat, ZDF, HFF Konrad Wolf 2010
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Let's create something out of nowhere and see where it leads.
Tanto Tanto is a movie about the alchemy of paintings.
  • Producer: Helga Loebel
FESTIVALS:
  • International Animation Festival Hiroshima
  • DOK Leipzig
  • Sicaf Animated Film Festival
FESTIVALS:
  • Monstra Filmfestival
  • Festival de Cine de Elche
  • Trieste Film Festival

AT THE BAKERY

Animated Intro Cut-Out 2:00 min © Talking Animals 2011
Directed by Pauline Kortmann & Sonja Rohleder
Client: Stories Unlimited, Handwerkskammer Potsdam
It's the intro for an image film made by Stories Unlimited for the Handwerkskammer Potsdam (HWK). Follow the apprentice boy Sandro on his HKW organised trip to itlay, where he's learning to make Ciabatta.
 

SHOWREEL MARIAN MENTRUP

SHOWREEL
Showreel of Marian Mentrup created in December 2011  

Music Showreel 2014 - Marian Mentrup

SHOWREEL 05:00 min © Marian Mentrup 2014
All music composed by Marian Mentrup
Music Showreel.    

THURSDAY

SHORT FILMCOMPUTER ANIMATION, 2D10:00 MIN© ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS 2010
Directed by Matthias Hoegg
Graduation film for the Royal College of Arts in London Sound design and music by Marian Mentrup (Talking Animals) Mixed at the Talking Animals Sound Department


SO IT GOES

VERY SHORT FILM DRAWN ANIMATION 2D 0:50 min © HFF KONRAD WOLF 2007
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A Fly, an Alcohol Problem and the Apocalypse

OUR MAN IN NIRVANA

short film 3D computer 10:27 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2005
Directed by Jan Koester
A famous rockstar dies accidently during a concert and awakes in nirvana. There he has to face his wishes and deeds.
  • Animation, Direction, Design: Jan Koester
  • Music: Benjamin Dickmann
  • Sound: Daniel Gilde & Andi Drost
  • Produktion: Ole Nicolaisen
 AWARDS:
  • Berlinale: Silver Bear
  • The British Academy for Film and Television Arts Los Angeles: BAFTA LA Short Film Award Cinequest Film Festival
  • Sapporo Short Fest: Best Student Director
  • International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing Film Academy: Silver Award

 
 AWARDS:
  • Filmfest Dresden: Golden Horseman
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival: Spirit Award
  • Aniwow Beijing: Best Film

Froschwetter

short film 2D computer drawn animation 5:45 min © HFF Konrad Wolf & P. Kortmann 2011
Directed by Pauline Kortmann
It’s hot. The weather frog is alarmed: if what the kids say is true, terrible things could happen to the climate! What exactly, the poor frog learns the hard way.
FESTIVALS:
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • Filmfest München
  • Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • Goldener Spatz Deutsches Kinder-Medien-Festival
  • interfilm 27. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
  • DOK Leipzig
  • Cork Film Festival
  • ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth
  • Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
   
AWARDS:
  • Audience Award at Neustrelitzer Naturfilmfestival
  • Honorable mention at SCHLINGEL - Internationales Filmfestival für Kinder und junges Publikum
   

Chicken Wings

short film 2D drawn animation 5:45 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2008
Directed and animated by Pauline Kortmann
A Cowgirl and a Werewolf travelling the Wild West find a chicken. A fight about its appropriate use makes them forget the danger around.
  • Producer: Martin Lischke
AWARDS:
  • 1st prize German Shortfilm Contest at Exground Filmfestival 2008
  • Goldener Spatz for best animation film at Goldener Spatz 2009
  • MovieSquad Junior Jury Award at Holland Animation Film Festival 2009
  • Best Animated Film at Baltimore Women's Film Festival 2009
  • FBW-Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
FESTIVALS:
  • Annecy International Animation Festival
  • International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • International Animation Festival Melbourne
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Film Festival

Rising Hope

short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
FESTIVALS:
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
 
AWARDS:
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain
 

My Happy End

short film 2D/3D animation 5:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2007
Directed by Milen Vitanov
All dogs chase their own tails. One dog succeeds in catching his tail. This changes his whole life.
 
AWARDS:
  • Annecy 2008
  • Animafest Zagreb 2008
  • Holland Animation Film Festival 2008
  • Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007
  • Hida Int. Animation Festival Japan 2007
  • GoEast Wiesbaden 2008
  • Cine-Jeune Film Festival For Children 2009
  • Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008
  • KLIK! Int. Animation Festival Amsterdam 2008
  • Student Film Festival St.Petersburg 2007
  • Animago 2007
AWARDS:
  • Golden Knight Film Festival Moskaw 2008
  • European Youth Film Festival Bruges 2008
  • San Joaquin Film Festival USA 2008
  • Barcelona International TV Festival 2007
  • ”2D or not 2D”Int.Animation Fest USA 2007
  • Cartoon Club Rimini Italy 2007
  • Anima Mundi Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2007
  • Hamburg Animation Award 2007
  • Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children 2007
  • I-Sorts Prag 2008
  • AniFest Trebon 2007

NEVER DRIVE A CAR WHEN YOU`RE DEAD

SHORT FILMDRAWN ANIMATION2D10:00 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2009
Directed and animated by Gregor Dashuber
The awkward hero stumbles over a long forgotten piano.Music leads him from his run down existence out into the city life.There he plays a last funeral march to all the deadbeats on the sidewalk.  
 
SCREENINGS:
  • International Animation Film Festival Annecy
  • World Film Festival Montreal
  • Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival
  • Krok Animation Festival
AWARDS:
  • International Short Film Festival Dresden
  • DOK Leipzig Festival
  • Anim'Est Festival
  • Aubagne International Film Festival
  • Monstra Animated Film Festival
  • Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

DISBELIEF WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL

SHORT FILM3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION11:30 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2008
Directed  and animated by Samuel Weikopf
The old one awakens alone in the dark and confounds the TV set for his long awaited children...  
SCREENINGS:
  • Snimator (Poznan, Poland)
  • Foyle (Derry, UK)
  • Australian International Animation Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
  • London International Animation Festival (UK)
 


AWARDS:
  • „Das E“ (Best Animated Film, Filmfest Eberswalde, Germany)
  • „Golden Reel“ (Best Animated Short, Tiburon, USA)
  • Prädikat „Wertvoll“ der Filmbewertungsstelle

T-Labs Trailer

SHORT FILM2D DRAWN ANIMATION2:05 MIN© Deutsche Telekom & Talking Animals 2012
Written, directed and designed by Samuel Weikopf
This is a trailer for the animated infotainment series "Looking behind the scenes of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories"
  • Voice Acting: Jesse Inman, Shawn Lawton, Danny Klein, Pete Littlewood, Kathleen Clancy
  • Sounddesign and Recording: Michał Krajczok
  • Music: Marian Mentrup

Music for Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Music for Deutsche Telekom Laboratories 4:45 min © Marian Mentrup 2010
Composed and recorded by Marian Mentrup at the Talking Animals Sound Studio
Music for "Behind the Scenes of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories", a 2D animation series by Talking Animals
 

THE TEENAGE TASTELESS TOURIST TAPE TRAILER

https://soundcloud.com/teenage-tasteless
TRAILER VHS Stereo 3:00 Min © Samuel Weikopf 2014

This is the Trailer for THE TEENAGE TASTELESS TOURIST TAPES by Samuel Weikopf. A 76 Minutes Journey through different states of mind, conflict and attempted subterfuge that goes nowhere.
A film like National Geographic on Chrystal Meth...
A pointless picture proudly presented by TALKING ANIMALS and available on limited edition VHS tape via ALREADY DEAD TAPES    

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

SHORTFILMSTOP-MOTION,PIXILATION & CLAY3:00 min© TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION 2012
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
Susie Asado sings and a small heroin waits for her spaghetti.
  • Camera and Lighting: Thomas Bergmann
SCREENINGS:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Zlín Film Festival
  • IndieLisboa Junior
  

HELLO ANTENNA

SHORTFILMCUT-OUT4:00 min© Tiger Unterwegs Filmproduktion 2008
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
About the Royal Family, Chocolate, many airplanes and a big exposion.
  • Music: Susie Asado
 
SCREENINGS:
  • Annecy
  • Anifest
  • Hiroshima
  • Osnabrueck
AWARDS:
  • Best Music Video Bradford Animation Festival
  • Special Mention Anifest
  • Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll
 

INTERFILM TRAILER 24

Festival Trailer CUT-OUT 1:30 min © SAMO-SAMA 2008
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartsevaand Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
Trailer for the Interfilm Festival Berlin 2008
Ingredients: apple, banana, blackberries, blueberry, butternut pumpkin, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chili, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fig, grapefruit, green beans, kiwi, orange, paprika, pear, physalis, pineapple, pitahaya, pomegranate, potato, radish, raspberry, red cabbage, red currant, savoy cabbage, star fruit, strawberry, sweet potato, white mushroom, zucchini
  • Music: ?SHMALTZ!
 

ANIMAL OF DOUBT

SHORT FILM DRAWN 1:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2008
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
"This is a short film that I made in 2008 during a one week workshop with my former prophessor Gil Alkabetz."

EATABLE

SHORT FILM PORRIDGE & DRAWN 1:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2005
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
"It's all about porridge and love and what they have in common. Based on a poem by Igor Irtenjev. This is one of my first films I made during the studies..."  
 

OZEASIE

SHORT FILM DRAWN 1:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2004
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
"My first film made as a birthday present for my step-dad..."

BEAUTIFUL

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Music Video Mixed Media 3:27 min © Warner Music 2012
Directed by Jan Koester 
Music Video for Seeed - "Beautiful".
In this steampunk adventure the band drives through an abandoned city on a kinetic machine.


 
  • Production Management: Moritz Mayer 
  • Camera: Sebastian Klatt 
  • Camera Assistent: Olaf von Voss 
  • Gaffer: Marc Lontzek 
  • Lighting Technician: Waldemar Bruch 
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ralf Haeger 
  • Data Wrangler, Camera, Making-Of: Beatriz Barragan 
  • Intern Compositing: Jana Kritchever 
  • Intern 2D Animation: Anaiis Poilpre

Marian Mentrup - Robot Love (Soundtrack)

Soundtrack, 0:55 min © Marian Mentrup 2011