In front of southern French city Nice, swifts and seagulls share a large rock on the seashore, where they live in together. A peaceful coexistence in the picturesque setting of the Côte d'Azur would be too nice, but there are different attitudes of both birds.
For the English version of "Manou The Swift" Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe lend the protagonists "Blanche" and "Yves" their voices.
We are very pleased that the film music of the product film "Asseco Solutions - APplus" is nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Award 2014 at the 10th International Film Music Festival "Festival Internacional de Música de Cine" in Córdoba. The music participates as a finalist in the competition in the category "Best Music in Promotional".
The corporate film "APplus" by Asseco Solutions begins with the words: "Actually, Mr. Krause is a happy boss" and from the first word you can see that Mr. Krause could be even happier. The 2D animated film by Derek Roczen shows how this can be archived and explains in a charming way, how internal processes can be optimized with the ERP software "APplus".
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.
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.
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”.
Derek Roczen’s animation movie for children “Captain Bligh” has been selected to be part of the permanent exhibition at the “Kinderfilmhauses Ludwigsburg”. Here “Captain Bligh” and four other movies help to induct children of 6 years of age or more into the world of animated movies – and to look behind the scenes.
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.
A ship, a canon and a resolved captain are a bad combination for every hostile ship around. In Derek Roczens animation movie is the situation not that straightforward as one might suppose, because of surprisingly technical problems of an entirely new manner.
If carnivorous plants which live in the zoo could draw a picture of paradise, it would probably look like this: A flooded with light and air conditioned terrarium – of course with perfect humidity – an appealingly designed and well-spaced landscape and all of the time sufficient amounts of food, served in regularly intervals at several times a day.