Oh wow! I haven’t updated this website in a long time. I guess it’s time to write down some of the things that happened in the last year.
It ran on Tv as part of the programme “Siebenstein” a couple of times and is making the rounds in festivals now. In May we actually won the “Tricks for Kids” award at the “Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart”.
That’s a terrible picture of me with the award. Next week it’s running at the Fantoche festival in Switzerland. Looking forward to that.
Updated my Demo Reel.
Looking for work for December and January.
A lot of things happened in the last two days in different parts of the world. In no particular order:
- The External World gets an Honorable Mention at Sundance Film Festival.
- The Gruffalo is being nominated for the prestigious German Adolf-Grimme-Preis.
- Aaaaaand…. The Gruffalo is nominated for an Oscar in the Animated Shortfilm category!!!
Also, I had my first radio interview.
The Gruffalo made it on the Shortlist for the Animated Short Film category of the Academy Awards. Together with nine other short films it is competing for one of five nominations.
Best of luck to the Gruffaloooooooooo!!!!!
‘Por destilar un corrosivo humor con una incendiaria carga política a través de un uso apabullante de la animación digital, tendiendo a su vez puentes a otros lenguajes no fílmicos como el del videojuego o el de los cómics’
My Spanish is very basic, so let’s translate that:
‘By distilling a corrosive humor with an incendiary political charge through an overwhelming use of digital animation, tending to turn bridges to other languages do not like the film or the video game comics’
Hm… Well, they really liked The External World and that’s why they gave it the Young Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Gijón International Film Festival.
I heard the audience really enjoyed it.
Max Stöhr animates things. At the moment at Studio Aka in London.