Tell us about yourself, and about shadowland.
It’s always a special moment to learn to be nominee (finalist) or even winner in the animation category. I’m already grateful to be <shortlisted> in the company of inspiring and impressive filmmakers. Sometimes it sounds more than strange for me but at the end i’m more than happy.
Share a memorable moment you experienced working on this project.
viewing and listening the whole full sized film on the maxi screen of a lcd beamer.
Name 3 collaborators that you'd take with you to any other project.
working strictly for my own and avoid endless discussions about storytelling, layouting and most important financial disputes. Independent filmmaking means a complete autonomy. For that ambition i’m working in a 50% bread-and-butter-job.and jep, the three collaborators: inspiration, hard work and a supporting wife.
3 tips you’d like to share with aspiring artists in your field:
found the following pieces of wisdom on the web and made them to screen savers (authors unknown, sorry for causing some copyrights):Work hard Dream big Stay humble Inspiration does exist, but it must find you workingBe happy with what you have, while working for what you wantand most important for my limited skills: Simplicity is the key to success.
What do you hope to achieve in your career in the next 5 years?
Never expect, never assume, never ask, and never demand. Just let it be. If it is meant to be, it will happen.By the way your will be able to set some sentences or words in a smoother relationship. English isn’t my main language.In a 2nd email i’ll send you your requested images.Many thx for being a finalist. I’m so honored.
shadowland is nominated for Best Animation of the Year at the New York Film Awards.