Happy Smiles – Ulrich Gerhartz

Happy Smiles – Ulrich Gerhartz

Original title: Wir fahren in den Sonnenschein

Because staying at home is getting more and more boring, mother and daughter decide to take a trip to the beach.

This one’s for all quarantine and lockdown sufferers: Ulrich Gerhartz song “Happy Smiles” will take you from the couch to the beach in a scissors cut! The cut out sets in this video were entirely made of old packaging material received during lockdown period.

Animated music video

Idea & Direction: Monira Kamal
Music & Lyrics: Ulrich Gerhartz
Vocal: Elke Jochmann
Cast: Sophie Gerhartz, Anna Gast
Hand doubles: Rieka & Sibille
Production assistant: Sonia Seidel
Storyboard: Monira Kamal, Sandra Peise
Set Design, Cutout Animation: Monira Kamal
Character Design, 2D Animation: Sandra Peise
Post production: Monira Kamal
Sound Design & Mix: Arslan Akyüz

Trailer


Festivals & Awards

Auszeichnungen

Vesuvius International Film Fest, 25th edition:
Best Animated Short Movie

Nominierungen

AniMate Australia: Finalist
Environmental Short Film Festival: Finalist

Festivals

Festival Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil, FICAIJ 12
Cartoon Club Rimini, 38. Edition
Festival of Animation Berlin, FAB 2022
Kinosaray Positive Film Festival
Zero Plus International Festival
Ambitus Film Festival
Toronto Animation Film Festival, TAAFI
MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival
Animatiba Festival Int’l de Animação de Curitiba

Stills


Behind the Scenes

Canvas City

Canvas City is a mobile, geodata-based AR multiplayer game for the educational sector. The game makes digitization with its various aspects of algorithms, Smart City, and new working models of digitization tangible and makes the dilemmas of technology use understandable.

Mobile AR Game

Client: basa e.V
Visual Design & Artwork: Jennifer Hicks
Responsibilities: Ingame video animation, Introvideo production, Teaser production


Full Game Credits here

Teaser

Ingame Video Animation

Introvideo

Gnubbel

They are colorful, flexible and always keep a stiff upper lip: Say hi to Gnubbels! Those little everyday helpers by Mr. Flint easily let you attach many items of everyday usage temporary without leaving traces.

Gnubbel was presented 2020 in the German TV Show “Das Ding des Jahres” on channel Pro Sieben and is awarded second place of 1000 inventions shown at TV show “Einfach Genial” on German channel MDR.

Animated Spot

Script & Direction: Adrian Künzel
Production: kamal-film
Camera, Edit, Grading, Design, 3D, Compositing: Monira Kamal
2D Animation: Monira Kamal, Maxi Alker
Performer: Finn Bauermeister
Props: Sumon Kamal
Voices: Kai Höregott, Manuel Poschadel, Danny Bruder, Monira Kamal
Sound Recording: Manuel Poschadel
Music & Sound Design: Danny Bruder

Film stills

Teaser

Styleframes

Character Design

Storyboard

3D Rig & Scene Setup


Flamingo Pride

Flamingo Pride

Frustrated at being the only straight flamingo in a gay flock, our hero falls in love with a lady stork who flies by. Unable to convince her of his serious intentions, he isolates himself and endures an identity crisis. An intensive encounter inspires him to make a bold move.

Animated Short Film

Direction: Tomer Eshed
Responsibilities: 3D Character Animation (Crowd)

Short Film

Bollyworld

Bollyworld

With her dance an Indian dancer creates a colorful, fatastic Bollywood world. A thrilling story about love, lies and the various facettes of reality.

Animated Short Film

Idea & Direction: Monira Kamal
Responsibilities: 3D Modeling/Rigging/Animation, 2D Design/Animation, Storyboard, Editing, Post Production

Trailer


Festivals & Awards

Awards

Fiver Int’l Screendance Movement:
Creation Award

Nominations

Los Angeles Cinefest:
Semi Finalist

Festivals

Andorra Kid’s Film Festival, Animac, Animateka, Anim’est, Athens Animfest, Big Cartoon Festival, Cinanima, Cinekid, Euroshorts, Festival of Animation Berlin, Filmfest Pisek, Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Fiver Int’l Screendance Movement, Friedenale, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Indian Film Festival The Haque, Los Angeles Cinefest, Spark Animation Festival, Youngabout Int’l Film Festival

Film Stills

Character Design Studies

Package Whispers

Package Whispers

Telephone – who doesn’t know this famous children’s game? Package Whispers is a viral online spot for UPS Germany that shows how through communication and logistics you can overcome global boundaries.

Animated Spot

Production: UPS Logistics & Filmuniversität Babelsberg
Idea & Direction: Monira Kamal
Responsibilities: Art Direction, 3D Modeling/Rigging/Animation, 2D Design/Animation, Editing, Postproduction

Festivals & Awards

Awards

UPS Student Video Contest:
Winner

Videographer Awards:
Award of Excellence

Nominations

Animpact Best-of-Best: nomination
Spotlight: shortlist, nomination place 7
Prague Int’l Advertising Festival: shortlist, audience engagement

Festivals

AniFest Teplice, Filmzeit Kaufbeuren, Monstra Festival Lisboa, Prague Int’l Advertising Festival, UPS Student Video Contest, Videographer Awards

Filmstills

Making Of

Rising Hope

Rising Hope

Rising Hope, once the fastest racehorse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend – a jack-of-all-trades hound – it finds hope and strenght again.

Animated Short Film

Direction: Milen Vitanov
Responsibilities: 3D Character Animation (crowd & journalists)

Trailer

Short Film