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. Her next short film TANTO TANTO was commissioned by german television 3sat/ZDF in 2010. Since 2008 she directed and animated commercials, installations and music videos. In 2012 she started to give lectures at the HFF (University for Film and Television) and in 2014 she finished her new short film DAME MIT HUND.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2014
    Dame mit Hund

    director, short film

  • 2012
    Kolumbus

    director, short film

  • 2010
    Tanto Tanto

    director, short film

  • 2009
    Cocoon Child

    director, short film

  • 2006
    Inbetween

    director, media installation

WORK SAMPLES

CHERRY OH

cherry-oh
Music Video Mixed Media 03:41 min 2014
   

DAME MIT HUND

Short Film 2D Computer 3' © 2014 Sonja Rohleder
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
Sounddesign: Michał Krajczok
Animation: Sonja Rohleder & Veronica Solomon
Distribution/Sales: KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
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
 

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.  

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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BEAUTIFUL

beautiful
Music Video Mixed Media 03:27 min 2012
music video for SEEED - "Beautiful" Directed by Jan Koester 


 
  • 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
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