Animated love story "999.999.999"
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This is where it all began - my final year project for my graphic design school in 2011! My first steps into the world of animation and motion designs. A ten minute fully animated short film that has been aired during approximately 40 film festivals (including South and North Korea) in theaters all around the world, and won many awards. Enjoy the ride!
For further information click HERE.
This is where it all began - my final year project for my graphic design school in 2011! My first steps into the world of animation and motion designs. A ten minute fully animated short film that has been aired during approximately 40 film festivals (including South and North Korea) in theaters all around the world, and won many awards. Enjoy the ride! For further information click HERE.
"His days are grey and pathetic without any highlights to lift his spirits. Drudging away in Munich's last greenhouse, he is forced to produce roses for the wealthy using his mechanical hand. Yet in these days, this is still possible, because he has 999.999.999 roses on hand.
One day, she comes through the door and all he could ever want from that very moment was her. A brief moment was all it was as she had to return to work leaving him determined to abandon everything he was and had to fight for her heart... But all seemed to be in vain. Nothing mattered anymore. Not even the 999.999.999 roses that were in his hand.
Set in the distant future of Munich, graphic designer and filmmaker, Gerald Grunow moved his animation world. The houses, the landscapes and the people inhabiting this foreign land seem in their own way, surreal and not of this world. And yet, a classically romantic story in this imaginative backdrop of love and suffering is told, completely devoid of any dialog.
This is also an expression of how much Grunow trusts his characters and art. Everything that he wants to express, reveals himself onto the empty canvas without a wholly owned interpretation to pretend. The strong typed characters move through a cold society which aspires only to progress, putting humanity aside. Some of them suffer and are about to give up all hope for a small crumb of luck. It doesn't even need 999.999.999 roses to keep believing in true love. One rose is in fact, enough."
WINNER, Best Animation Film, 1st Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012
WINNER, Best Animation Film, Festivus Film Festival 2012
WINNER, Best Animation Film, DaVinci Film Festival 2012
WINNER, Special Jury Award: ANIMATION, Action/Cut Short Film Competition 2012
WINNER, Director's Choice: 2D Animation, California Int. Animation Festival 2012
WINNER, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012
WINNER, Honorable Mention, DIY Film Festival 2012
WINNER, Award of Merit, Best Shorts 2012
Gütesiegel "Prädikat besonders Wertvoll", Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) 2014
Festivus Film Festival
Lichtspiele (Freie Bühne)
Dam Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Movie Awards
DYI Film Festival
European Short Film Festival
Savannah International Animation Festival
Sacramento int. Film Festival
ADC Junior Days
STIFF Seattles true independent film festival
Independent Days 12
Werkstatt Junge Filmszene
California International Animation Festival
da Vinci Days
Utah Arts Festival
DYI Film Festival
British Animation Film Festival
Animation Block Party
FIRST STEPS AWARD
Schwein Gehabt (Kulturfabrik Wiesbaden)
Action/Cut Short Film Competition
2012 I’VE SEEN FILMS – Int. Film Festival
2012 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
1. Tiroler Independent Film Festival
AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL
29. video/film Tage
Puerto Rico International Film Festival
London Lift Off Film Festival
2013 Green Asia Grant (KGF) Over