THE ANIMAL

sonja-rohleder

sonja-rohleder

Director, Animator, Concept Artist

Sonja graduated in animation at the HFF "Konrad Wolf" with her film COCOON CHILD, which could be seen at the Berlinale Generation Competition in 2009 and many other international festivals. Her next short film TANTO TANTO was commissioned by german television 3sat/ZDF in 2010. Since 2008 she directed and animated infotainment films, installations and commercials. 2012 she finished the music video KOLUMBUS for Keimzeit together with Veronika Samartseva.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2012
    Kolumbus

    director, short film

  • 2010
    Tanto Tanto

    director, short film

  • 2009
    Cocoon Child

    director, short film

  • 2006
    Inbetween

    director, media installation

WORK SAMPLES

COCOON CHILD

cocoon-child
Short Film Cut-Out 2D 3D 5' © 2009 HFF "Konrad Wolf"
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 CHILDRENS´S FILM FESTIVALM
  • ANIMABASAURI
  • ANIMABASQUE
  • DOK LEIPZIG

KOLUMBUS

short film 2D cut-out 4:30 min 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.  

FEUCHTGEBIETE - Opening Sequence

Animated Title Sequence 3D Computer Graphics 1:23 min 2013
  • Opening title sequence for the german feature "Feuchtgebiete"
  • Animation by TALKING ANIMALS
  • Directed by David Wnendt
  • Produced by Rommelfilm - 2013
   

 
  • Graphic Design: Ines Gomes Ferreira

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cut-out 12 min 2014

Once I Dreamt of Life is a feature length documentary film about suicide — 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/

   
  • Background Painting: Giulia Valenti

 

INBETWEEN

inbetween
Video Installation Mixed Media 2' © 2006 HFF "Konrad Wolf"
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Inbetween is an animated painting created for the LED ceiling at the Bertelsmann headquarter in Berlin.

TANTO TANTO

tanto-tanto
Short Film Mixed Media 2D 3' © 2010 3Sat/ZDF, HFF "Konrad Wolf"
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.

AT THE BAKERY

Animated Intro Cut-Out 2' © 2011 Talking Animals
Directed and animated by Pauline Kortmann and Sonja Rohleder 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.
client: Stories Unlimited, Handwerkskammer Potsdam  
music: Marian Mentrup
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