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'Bear’s Bride' and 'Mercury Bird' selected to be part of IFA-exhibitions

The animation movies „Bear’s Bride“ from Derek Roczen und „Mercury Bird“ from Ina Findeisen have been selected to be part of the worldwide exhibition „Animated Films from Germany“ from German “Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen” IFA (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations). The exhibition starts in Israel and will be shown in likely more than 20 cities all over the word, partially in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. Tel-Aviv, Riga und Vilnius are remaining 2010.

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Film score for animated movie 'Mercury Bird'

Whether a great discovery will be a benefit for the world or to its disadvantage, does not depend on the discovery itself, but rather on the way it will be used. That’s also the case in Ina Findeisens 2D animation movie. She shows us an enchanting, well protected world, where various animals live together in a wood and feed troublesome. One day the young Panda makes a discovery in the forest, which brings one of the adults to an idea how to get easily around to a lot food – and greed comes up, fading everything else from the spotlight.

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Film score, sound design and final mix for Philips educational movie

Who actually knows exactly the meaning of “sudden cardiac death”, how to identify it and how to administer first aid, if necessary? And who actually knows exactly what a defibrillator is, how to handle and where to find one, when urgently needed?

Many people think these questions are not very important, because they are far away from daily life. But every second counts, if the extreme situation appears, in which a person in the close proximity suffers a sudden cardiac death - and with a little bit knowledge and acting without delay a live can easily be saved.

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Captain Bligh selected for official Best-of-Berlinale Short Film Reel from children’s programme

Captain Bligh, Derek Roczen’s animation movie for children, has been selected to be part of the Best-of-Berlinale Short Film Reel “Berlinale Generation – die besten Kurzfilme aus dem Kinderprogramm“. The film has been shown on over 80 film festivals all over the world so far and we are happy, that it is now part of the collection of the best children movies from 2002-2007, that have been in competition at Berlinale. It is available with other selected films on DVD as from now.

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Film score, sound design and 5.1-final mix for animated movie 'Bear’s Bride'

Meetings between man and bear are doubtful most of the time. Too often they result in headlines like “Bear eats man”, Man kills bear” or people only know circus-, zoo- or problem-bears. The 2D animation move “Bear’s Bride” from Derek Roczen also tells from such a meeting, but of different cast, as a young bear and a young woman come across in the forest and become friends quickly. From now on they live together, share bed and hut and would probably live happily ever after, if the bear wouldn’t grow up more and more and reaches adulthood.

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Film score, sound design and 5.1-final mix for animated movie 'Pebblestone'

To see the world through the eyes of a child is for an adult sometimes hard to do. While terms like playing, romping or tinkering are not that important in the adulthood, they are absolutely essential for children. Coupled with fantasy in great quantities – which regarding to children actually is always overabundant – an adventure might enfold, like little Lisa experiences in the 3D animation movie “Pebblestone”.

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Filmscore, sound design und final mix for animated children’s film 'Anderswo'

Where goblins and sylvan elves live, where one’s afraid of “works” and where huge spiders reside, there is the world of “Anderswo”. In Carla Heinzels 3D animation movie we pursue an episode of a family living their life in Anderswo, ready for any adventure. Here we get to know two youngsters, sylvian elve Finn and goblin Schach. They are friends and play in the forest as the make a discovery, which brings them deep in trouble. 

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Film score for short film 'Wie man einem toten Hasen die documenta erklärt' for documenta 11

The long-known story of Hare and Tortoise takes place in a totally new setting, namely documenta 11. Refering to Joseph Beuys’ campain, in which he explains pictures of an exibition to a dead bunny, the rabbit of our movie comes back to life and bounces from the 2D-animated world into the reality of documenta 11. Thus the race runs its course and the viewer undergoes documenta from a rabbit’s point-of-view – in a speed, which the competition with the hedgehog brings along.

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