Wallabout Film Festival 2013 (Brooklyn, NY)
RabbitFest 2013 (Italy)
Scratch Film Festival 2013 (Italy)
Animation Block Party 2013 (NY)
Princeton Student Film and Video Festival 2013 (NJ)
Free Range Film Festival 2013 (MN)
Leamington Underground Cinema 2013 (UK)
METROCAF 2013 (NY)
FilmFest Pisek 2013 (Czech Republic)
Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival 2013 (MA)
Imagine Science Film Festival 2013 (NY, NL)
ASIFA-EAST 2014 (NY)
Little Big Shots (AU)
Rooftop Films 2014 (NY)
Lunar Festival 2014 (UK)
Hamptons International Film Festival-- Family Film Festival (NY)
Jury Award, METROCAF
Special Jury Mention, Wallabout Film Festival
LUC Short Film Finalist, Leamington Underground Cinema
The fantabulous three-minute animated thriller opens with an exciting pursuit through a forest that ends in... not a forest. A film about believing in an illusion...
Directed by Fons Schiedon (fonsschiedon.com) and produced by Submarine.nl, In A Forest is part of a very cool, ongoing initiative by the Netherlands Film Fund, that aims to reintroduce short films back into cinemas.
Usually, we like to give you a little behind-the-scenes feature on our productions, but in this case, the behind-the-scenes is rather uninteresting, because –insert spoiler alert here– it is part of the actual film. Fons did share with us that "strange and mysterious events" happened during production...
“Bram came to Berlin to work on the sound design. We were both living in a sort of twilight zone state, caused by sleep deprivation, as we worked towards the deadline. We recorded sounds in an actual forest in the dead of night –it was pitch dark– in a sort of method sound-recording style. Rolling in the bushes and all.
"Then we ran into a strange dude who played an out-of-tune trombone and looked like Jimi Hendrix. He wore a T-shirt with Hercules on it. This guy provided us with some of the sounds for the beast in the film, but didn't want anything for it.
"Then, on our way to Amsterdam to mix the sound, the oil reservoir in Bram's Volvo exploded. The car was a total loss. After it was towed by the German breakdown service, we continued in a rental. The whole experience was in such stark contrast to the otherwise super smooth production process of the animation. For me, it was like a breath of fresh air to end in total chaos. I think it gave the film just that bit of edge that it needed."
Mr. Fons Schiedon will be unleashing his inner comedian-presenter as the host of our Motion Design Fest in Amsterdam on 8th November 2013: playgrounds.submarinechannel.com
A film by Fons Schiedon
Music and Sound Design by Bram Meindersma
Animation Production Services: Birdo Studio
Produced by Submarine.nl, Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix
Animation Direction: Luciana Eguti, Paulo Muppet
Animation: Antonio Linhares, Luciana Eguti, Paulo Muppet
Character Modelling: Luciana Eguti, Guilherme Pace
Character Setup: Guilherme Pace
Character Texturing and Shading: Luciana Eguti
Production: Anne Buiter, Fabie Hulsebos
Directed and Designed by Fons Schiedon
Compositing, Editing: Fons Schiedon
Mix: Warnier Studio, Arno Willemstijn
Special Thanks to: Pearl Brilmyer, David O Reilly, Arturio Martinez-Steele, Rebekka Ladewig, Luis "Guaia Guaia", Stefan Minning's "Normality"
This Film was supported by The Netherlands Film Fund and PATHÉ