Love & Theft
A fantastic short by Studio FILM BILDER, the same studio behind the animated sequence in Run Lola Run 13 years ago. A beautiful, at times slightly disturbing, look inside our collective minds in the form of a 2D morphing animation. Scripted, directed and animated by Andreas Hykade, who has taught animation since 2000, first at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany and then since 2008 at Harvard University. Hykade’s also given a masterclass around the world, including one at the Cinémathèque québécoise in 2010.
One of the strong points of the film is the tight integration between the musical score and the animation. I also like that the short is loaded with references to well-known animated characters like Charlie Brown, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob, Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop and many more. Can you name the other characters?
Script, direction: Andreas Hykade
Design, animation: Andreas Hykade
Animation assistance: Angela Steffen
Art work: Natalia Eck
Compositing: Christof Hoffmann
Sound, Music: Heiko Maile
Funding: MFG and FFA
Production assistance: Simone Fischer
Production: Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Studio FILM BILDER 2010