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

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

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..."
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