THE ANIMAL

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veronika-samartseva

director
animator

Veronika Samartseva is a passionate anlogue animator, who has studied animation at Konrad Wolf University. Since childhood she has been drawing and building her own world and is always eager to find life in the most quite things. The form she expresses herself in varies from classical story telling to experimental film, objects and drawings.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2012
    KOLUMBUS

    4:40 min, cut-out analogue and digital, with Sonja Rohleder

  • 2012
    LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

    2:40 min, clay, pixilation, stop motion with Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)

  • 2011
    WANDERND HAUS VOLL VOGELWASSER

    9:40 min, cut-out

  • 2008
    24. INTERFILM BERLIN TRAILER

    1min, cut-out, vegetables with Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)

  • 2008
    HELLO ANTENNA

    3:40 min, music video, cut-out animation with Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)

  • 2006
    MAMAMEDIA

    installation, mixed media, AE, blue screen, compositing, pixilation

  • 2005
    FOUNDLINGS

    1 min, for the Tulse Luper Journey by Peter Greenaway, flash

  • 2004
    EATABLE

    1:50 min, drawn animation and porridge

  • 2004
    OZEASIE

    1:30 min, drawn

WORK SAMPLES

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

 

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

SHORTFILM STOP-MOTION, PIXILATION & CLAY 03:00 min 2012 TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION
Susie Asado sings and a small heroin waits for her spaghetti. Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
  • Camera and lighting: Thomas Bergmann      
  • Music: Susie Asado
  • sounddesign: Michał Krajczok
Screenings:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Zlín Film Festival
  • IndieLisboa Junior

HELLO ANTENNA

SHORTFILM CUT-OUT 04:00 min 2008, TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION
About the Royal Family, Chocolate, many airplanes and a big exposion. Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
  • Music: Susie Asado
 
  • Sounddesign: Michał Krajczok
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 01:30 min 2008 SAMO-SAMA
Trailer for the Interfilm Festival Berlin 2008 Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
      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!
  • Sound: Michał Krajczok, David Ziegler
 

ANIMAL OF DOUBT

SHORT FILM DRAWN 01:30 min 2008 HFF
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 01:30 min 2005 HFF
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... Veronika Samartseva

  • Music and Sound Design: Michał Krajczok
  • Voice: Felix Reifschneider
 

OZEASIE

SHORT FILM DRAWN 01:30 min 2004 HFF
Veronika Samartseva's first film made as a birthday present for my step-dad...
2004
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