“About the cruel efforts of a people of human-like creatures to lash out viciously against a shoal of fish that had unintentionally entered their desolated land.”

Graduation film by Jonatan Schwenk, made at Offenbach University of Art and Design, Germany, 2017.

Winner of Cristal for graduation film (Annecy), European Animation Award (Encounters), best student film (Stuttgart), best animated shrot (Riverrun), grand prix (Primanima), and over 30 other awards.

Making of

Credits
Directed and animated by Jonatan Schwenk
Idea/screenplay: Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel
Secondary stop motion animation: Marc Rühl
Secondary 3d animation: Florian Maubach
2d animation: Florian Maubach, Marc Rühl
Cinematography: Iván Robles Mendoza
Gaffer: Maximilian Reimann
Sfx set supervisor: Marc Rühl
Sfx: Nils Wildegans
3d character modelling / rigging: Jonatan Schwenk
3d environments: Ferdinand Kowalke
Cave destruction scene vfx: Mikola Debik
Matchmoves: Valentin Oellers
Compositing: Jonatan Schwenk, Maximilian Wagener, Daniel Maaß
Sound: Jonatan Schwenk
Set builders: Teresa Rinn, Lynn Weyrich, Aleksandar Radan, Marcus Morgenstern

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