ransom in stuttgart
the bandits, both in the film "ransom" and in real life (barney and myself) visited the stuttgart international animation festival. despite some technical difficulties we had a fun time at the festival, but a greater time meeting up with friends and filmmakers!
silent wall in annecy
for june 2013
holy portable office space! our stylish little film for vitra's new "silent wall" as been accepted into the annecy int. animation festival! this prestigious event will take place from the 10th till 15th of june. and the film is one of the 23 chosen clips in the "advertising films" category.
look forward to seeing you and it there!
ransom for holland
i had a splendid time in utrecht at the holland animation festival!
not only did ransom find its audience, but i had a blast discovering the sights, sounds and smells - literally! the impressive views from the netherlands tallest dom, the tunes from the music museum and the authentic chips and mayonnaise. brilliant!
8th march 2013
holy bandits! ransom is the short-film of the week in the culture section of the tagesanzeiger online! it'll be viewable on their site for a limited time (7 days).
check it out and read the report (in german) by following the link below:
vitra silent wall
1:11 / october 2012 / 2d animation
here it is - the vitra slient wall clip! together with netvertising and with phil mccammon on sfx & music, we have created this short but sweet piece, stylishly showing off some of the attributes of their new office system!
had an amazing time with the team and program,
operating the reithalle cinema together with incredible max aeschlimann.
the screenings all went exceptionally well. it was a special honour to run the animation competition on the saturday afternoon! i do hope i get to do it again next year!
check out their site by following the link below!
what a blast! 40 students and 3 weeks to make a short animated clip!
this fun filled workshop took place in the epac: the academy of contemporary arts in saxon. had a great time chaps! keep it up!
borderline on swiss television
the guard is coming to the tv screen!
on the 14th of november at 22:05 on SF2.
please tune in!
kliks for the guard
i finally ventured out to amsterdam! borderline was selected for the klik animation festival - the audience were given clickers to applaud with. pure genius! also one of the best trailers for a festival i have ever seen! follow the link below to see it.
screens & snails in dijon!
made a quick trip out to dijon france for plan 9s "fenêtres sur courts" film festival.
an absolutely incredible city. beautiful streets and alleys, a charming theatre and i even dared to try the local delicacy: not mustard - snails!
(... the sauce was nice...)
the guard in romania
wow, what an incredible country! not only was bucharests anim'est festival a treat, but we even managed to squeeze in a visit to peles castle - the former kings summer get-away - and - the one and only bran castle - aka draculas castle! thats one off the bucket list!
borderline and trailers at animatou
it was a short and sweet visit to geneva. not only to support borderline but also visit the guys & gals from the school and see how their completed trailers worked on the big screen! it was a fantastic day, i was surprised by the close to perfect quality of the screenings, proud of the super trailers and chuffed by some awesome feedback!
ransom on the radio
ransom and its incredible behind-the-scenes story has been documented by the swiss radio! thanks to the films premiere at fantoche, the happenings behind the film
are finally going public.
the film is based on an invitation to a 10th anniversary party, that looks like a ransom note. this invitation - sent to business partners and friends - was taken literally. and the design company confronted with lawsuits had to cancel the party!
luckily the film has nevertheless been screened at the fantoche int. ani. film festival.
follow the link to the radios report and broadcasted sound file!
big in japan
could resist this treat either! after hiroshima i traveled back via kyoto and tokyo.
visited numerous shrines, tried all kinds of dishes and had tons of fun with great people and an incredible culture. and the cherry on top: the ghibli museum in mitaka!
the guard in hiroshima
it was absolutely amazing! i had an incredible time at a marvelous festival. no real prizes won, but tons of fans loving the film, jury members expressing their admiration, and a full theatre laughing in all the right places during the screening - what more could i wish for?
top that off with chilling amoungst the greats such as peter lord, marv newland and lots of super newfound friends and animators, and a terrific location and breathtaking day trips - its been an unforgettable experience!
fantoche sponsor trailer 2012
this years fantoche is just around the corner! since 2005 i've been doing my part entering and introducing films... and since 2009: making a sponsor trailer. here's this years one. based on the illustration by anna sommer and with phil mccammon on sound design!
and dont forget: ransom will be screening in the swiss competition this year! so be sure to come! for more details check the link below
aarau one minute film festival
boy was it hot! i mean blistering hot! i know its probably nothing compared to deserts, but for switzerland it was probably the hottest weekend in years! concealing the sweat i still had a great time giving a workshop and presenting my work in the special program - and i was thrilled that the trailers made were well received!
special mention for borderline
wicked! borderline gets a special mention at the avanca film festival!
apparently the award ceremony is next year - cant wait to go pick it up!
open air cinema arbon
july - august 2012
i've settled in nicely now in switzerlands beautiful city of arbon. this is by far the best summer job i've ever had: i'm the operator of the open air cinema! set right by the bodensee lake i'm screening films, getting ideas, taking a swim, betting on pigs at wild boar races and much much more! if you have the time: stop by here, it's amazing!
below the cinema program till the 15th of august.
fc murmeli in the tagesanzeiger
jochen ehmann, myself and an incredible team made an epic short film of groundhogs playing football back in 2008! the tagesanzeiger newspaper seems to have dug it up
- its their short film of the week! follow the link below for the article:
had a fantastic event on saturday may 12th.
the audience had to shout themes and nadia stohler, simon libsig, beat gloor, beat sterchi and myself had to react with songs, texts and films! it was an awesome evening, and even the aargauer zeitung had something to say about it! check out the article!
animatou / HEAD workshop
from the 20th - 24th of february 2012 i conducted a workshop with elie chapuie. the task was to create trailers with the students of HEAD for the upcoming animatou animation festival in geneva. we had a total blast that week as we produced 4 trailers themed around the topic "stage/audience". thanks again to elie, and lani & mathilda from animatou, and of course the awesome 12 students! you were great!
borderline wins at solothurn!
holy cow! 3rd place audience award for borderline!
thomas hunziker on borderline
thomas has done a review of borderline!
its been printed in the cinema magazine issue 57
or online at:
borderline wins at fantoche!
yyyyyeeeeha! the swiss audience award for borderline's first festival!
i was absolutely speechless! thanks to everyone who made it out there!
swiss radio and television blog
the fabulous michael brönnimann has written about me!
check it out via the links below: