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samuel-weikopf

samuel-weikopf

Director, Animator, Screenwriter

After finishing DISBELIEF WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL and thus graduating from HFF Potsdam Samuel Weikopf co-founded TALKING ANIMALS. Since then he has been working mostly as a commercial Screenwriter/Director and Producer for Short Films of the „Infotainment“ variety commissioned by FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT and DEUTSCHE TELEKOM and as a Designer/Animator for many other projects like PETER FOX: SCHWARZ ZU BLAU, ALIAS YEDERBECK and the DELTA RADIO Broadcasting Network. The Release of his first Live Action Film ROLF ERDOLCHEN is scheduled for 2012.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2002
    Rocky Raccoon

    Puppet Animation

  • 2008
    DISBELIEF WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL

    3D Computer Animation, Found Footage, Live Action

  • 2008
    Smarter than the Worm, commercial

    drwan animation

  • 2008
    Better than Frankenstein, commercial

    drawn animation

  • 2008
    Willie's World, commercial

    drawn animation

  • 2009 - 2012
    Looking Behind the scenes of Telekom Laboratories, commercial

    2D animated Series, Infotainment

  • 2013
    Rolf erdolchen

    Live Action, to be released

WORK SAMPLES

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.

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

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    

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