Together with Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH we realized the production of “GIANT”, a short liveaction/animation-hybrid directed by Johanna Bentz. The film is part of the feature film “Grenzenlos – Geschichten von Freiheit & Freundschaft” funded by BKM, Film und Medienstiftung NRW and WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
The Film is currently traveling the festival circuit.

6-year-old Ola has no place to play.
When she meets a giant, the two go on an exciting journey through the city. Ola quickly realizes that there are many problems around her. While a magical Giant may be helpful, it may not be the answer to everything.


Cinemagic Filmfestivals 2019 / Zinetxiki Zinemaldia 2018 / Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival / 29th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival / Nancy International Film Festival / 24. International Short Film Festival Drama / Jeunesse tout court, International Filmfestival Remalard-en Perche / 58. Zlin Film Festival, International Children and Youth Festival / 30. Filmfest Dresden 2018 / Cortoons Festival Gandia / 4 Elements Film Festival / Kinoeulen Essen / 10. Lobo Filmfestival / Busan International Shortfilm Festival (International Premiere) / 37. Uppsala International Shortfilm Festival (Childrens Film Competition) / …




Running Time: 15 Minutes 16 Seconds
Country/Year: Germany 2018
Language: No Dialogue
Format: 2D DCP, 2K Scope, Color, Surround 5.1; Blu-Ray, DVD
Technique: Live Action/Animation-Hybrid, 2D & 3D Animation


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Ola: Sofia Abrehamn
Giant: Julia Dittmann

Written & Directed by: Johanna Bentz
Art Direction: Sula Pferdt
Composer: Marian Mentrup
Sounddesign & Mixing: Michal Krajczok
Director of Photography: Jana Pape
Producer: Moritz Mayerhofer
Editor: Diana Zolotarova
Production Design: Sophia Kuhn

Foley Artist: Peter Roigk
Foley Recordist: Jörg Klaussner
Casting: Johanna Bentz
Coach: Sula Pferdt
Costume: Johanna Bentz
Line Producer: Nadja Hermann
First assistant Camera: Jan-Frederik Wockenfuß
Lighting Technician: Vitali Kunath
Catering: Rico Heinisch

Animation & Postproduktion studioNICE
Postproduction Supervisor
& Animation Director: Moritz Mayerhofer
Technical Director: Daniel Wichterich
Titledesign: Sula Pferdt
Storyboard & Editorial: Moritz Mayerhofer, Johanna Bentz
Backgrounds: Sula Pferdt, Moritz Mayerhofer
Character Design: Sula Pferdt
Modeling & Texturing: Alissa Kallaß
Character TD: Daniel Wichterich
Animation: Hendrik Rost, Moritz Mayerhofer
Shading, Lighting, Rendering: Daniel Wichterich
Compositing & VFX: Daniel Wichterich
Intern: Marc Wiegand
Productioncompany: Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH

supported and funded by
BKM – Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk
© 2018 Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH


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