The Gruesome Twosome

The Gruesome Twosome 1989

Deep in the woods four friends arrive at Mr. Pringles hotel for an overnight stay. Mr. Pringles and his son have a fondness though for turning their guests into gruesome pieces of art...

The Devil’s Bride: A Mill Legend

The Devil’s Bride: A Mill Legend 1990

The river that passes through the mill has dried out. The miller and his daughter are frantic: how can they deliver the huge amount of flour needed for the wedding at the castle? The devil promises to help, but only if the girl follows him to hell; but the girl’s true love chases the devil away and builds a levee. The devil is very angry and whips up a bad storm that destroys the mill… and then proposes to rebuild it in exchange for the girl. The miller accepts the offer, but keeps one nail hidden! Without the nail, the devil loses the bet and the girl celebrates marries her beloved. (Quelle: DEFA Film Library)

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Teenage boy from a small village learns that he is in fact the secret twin brother of the current corrupt king of France. The four musketeers ask him to replace the king, but in a way that no one finds out about the switch. Burbank Films Australia animated release.

Ko-Ko

Ko-Ko 1988

Using a 1945 Charlie Parker song, American indie animator, George Griffin greets us with a dizzying dance of torn Pop Art images. Shreds of consumer culture flash before us, swayed and absorbed by the tempo and power of Parker's horn.

Curpigeon

Curpigeon

A 3D animated short about a community of park pigeons and old men, who come together and help one of their own get through a great loss.

Between Sand and Tides

Between Sand and Tides

Between Sand and Tides is a stop motion animation film that portrays the repeated tension between a girl and a huge anteater, while depending on each other to survive the desert. It sets out to explore and articulate the mental struggles that I went through in my depressive years.

Gorgon

Gorgon

A petty thief takes shelter in a rundown apartment building to hide from the policeman chasing him. But none of them expects what awaits them inside. The house - or is there something hiding in it? - isn’t planning on letting anybody out alive. Cop and thief have to put aside their differences if they want to escape the house of the Gorgon.

Operator

Operator

OPERATOR is a stop-motion animated short film about a man named Bob, who is attacked by a bio-mechanical parasite, and has to fight for his life and family against forces much greater than himself.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis 1987

Nightmarish fusion of Francis Bacon and Gerald Scarfe in this perverse and disturbing game of spite and malice between three grotesque figures. A striking and unusual work by Łucja Mróz-Raynoch, a lesser known figure in the world of Polish animation.

The Rubber Stamp Film

The Rubber Stamp Film 1983

The Rubber Stamp Film was hand stamped on over 5000 index cards. Color was added with water color and felt pen.

Flutter

Flutter

In a world, where every living creature can defy gravity and fly at will, being stuck on the ground is no fun. If all you can manage is to trudge along, loneliness, depression and despair come knocking on your door. Letting them come in is an option. Finding the courage to soar is priceless.

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.

The Infantry Ant

The Infantry Ant 1993

Black ant Ameisen, the infantry ant, got mixed up in war and love turmoils. He's an experienced military slacker who does not respect strict military standards, but performs each task successfully. Red ants, headed by their clumsy general, are on the war path with black ants. Unfortunately for both sides, war happened because of a jar of moldy marmalade.