The Drawing Room

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  2. Look within. Then dance it out.

    A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music.



    Animator, Director, Composer: Margaret Bialis
    Sound Designer: Joey DeFabio
    Voiceover Recordist: Brett Rossiter
    Singers: Roy Curiale, Nicholas Kiepura, Jasmin Ralph, Nathan Herbst, Megan Luckett, Andrea Torres
    Voice Actors: John Bialis, Tyler Merideth, Becky Keeshin



    "BEST STUDENT FILM": Animation Block Party 2018
    "SPECIAL MENTION": 54th Chicago International Film Festival
    "STUDENT CHOICE AWARD": Indie Shorts International Film Festival
    "SEMIFINALIST": Los Angeles Cinefest
    "SPECIAL MENTION": Global Shorts

    Official Selections:

    Animation Block Party 2018
    ASIFA-South Animation Conference 2020
    9th Africa International Film Festival 
    Art All Night - Trenton: 7th Annual Film Festival
    5th Art Color Digital Cinema IFF
    42nd Big Muddy Film Festival
    Cardiff Animation Nights December 2019
    Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2019
    54th Chicago International Film Festival
    DePaul University Premiere Film Festival 2018
    DC Shorts Film Festival 2018
    1st Dumbo Film Festival
    Encounters Film Festival 2019
    Femme Filmmakers Festival 2019
    Fest Anca 2019
    Flatpack Film Festival 2019
    Global Shorts 2019
    Heartland International Film Festival 2018
    Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018
    Indie Shorts International Film Festival 2018
    jellyFEST Film Festival 2019
    KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018
    KloosterKino 24th Edition
    Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 18th Edition
    Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival 2020
    Los Angeles Cinefest 2018
    Malt Adult #10
    Overmountain Animation Festival 2019
    ReAnimania 11th Edition
    Spring Weird Film Fest 2019
    St. Louis International Film Festival 2019
    Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2019
    Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival 2019


    Chicago Onscreen Film Festival: Chicago's Movies in the Park 2019
    Chicago International Film Festival Screening on WTTW Chicago, PBS
    54th Chicago International Film Festival Education Screenings
    KLIK! Midnight Madness Screening
    KLIK!/KABOOK Midnight Madness Screening at Cartoon Saloon/Kilkenny Animated 2019
    Malt Adult #8
    Sinema Obscura Presents "Animation: Images Intended to Confound and Delight"
    Purdue University "Best Of" Chicago Feminist Film Festival Screening
    Sinema Obscura CANTV Series 2
    Vimeo Staff Pick - BEST OF THE MONTH
    Vimeo Staff Pick Director's Commentary Screening



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  3. The Drawing Room presents: 'Full Feather Jacket', the debut film of Liz el Saadany, Marjon Haasnoot and Arjen van der Meer

    --- LOGLINE ---
    Through a twist of fate, clumsy seagull Manfred unwillingly joins the Air Force on a highly dangerous mission.

    --- CREDITS ---
    Production Company: The Drawing Room
    Director: Liz el Saadany
    Art Director: Marjon Haasnoot
    Producer: Jiek Weishut
    Line Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
    Animation & Studio Production: Liz el Saadany, Marjon Haasnoot, Arjen van der Meer
    Additional Animation: KLOMP! Animation (Davor Bujakovic, Romée van Benten, Emily Zwaanenburg)
    Creative Consultant: Patrick Chin
    Music Composers: Rinus Aarts, Dolf de Kinkelder
    Music Performers: Members of Het Gelders Orkest
    Voices, Foley & Sound Design: Juus Piek (Piek Muziek)
    Final Mix: Jeroen Nadorp (Bob Kommer)
    DCP Mastering: Roloff de Jeu
    Production Baby: Baby Arie
    Special Thanks: Wim & Joke Haasnoot, Junaid Chundrigar, Brian Hesselmann, Noor Sluman, Wim Boer, Anneke van der Nat, Peggy Knook, TVPaint, Peter Lindhout, Jolijn van Rees, Kees Ostendorf

    --- CONTACT ---
    Sales Agent: Jiek Weishut (The Drawing Room) [email protected]
    Distribution: Ursula van den Heuvel (KLIK!) [email protected]

    --- FESTIVALS ---
    Nederlands Film Festival
    KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
    Manchester Animation Festival

    Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR
    Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth
    Limoux en Short
    Animex Awards
    Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival
    Animated Movies Festival Animocje
    Snake Alley Festival of Film
    Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
    Multivision Festival
    Reggio Film Festival
    Plein la Bobine
    Neum Animated Film Festival
    Athens Animfest
    Tenerife shorts
    Insomnia Festival Moscow
    Cartoon Club Rimini
    Shortcutz Amsterdam
    Divercine - Festival Int. de Cine para Ninos y Jovenes
    Shortcutz Rio
    Festival Hongerige Wolf
    3D Wire Festival & Market
    O Sol da Caparica Music Festival
    Holland Animation Film Festival
    Go Short Nijmegen
    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    Brussels Short Film Festival
    Monstronale Filmfestival
    Tromsø Childrens Film Festival
    ABYCINE – Albacete Film Festival
    Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
    Festival du Film d'Animation pour la Jeunesse
    Cartoons on the Bay
    Monstra Lisbon
    Film With A View at Pllek, Amsterdam

    Festival Ciné Court Animé Roanne
    Montevideo World Film Festival
    Mi Primer Festival
    International New Animated Films&Cartoon Film Festival
    Festival Du Court Métrage Pour Jeune Public
    Animation Marathon
    Festival Internacional de Cine y Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil
    Animasyros #tour17_18: Sikinos, Folegandros & Kimolos
    Tehran International Animation Festival
    Animasyros International Animation Festival & Agora
    Short Form - International Short Film Festival
    Detmold International Short Film Festival
    Brussels Short Film Festival
    Arts à Bord

    Canimaf Festival
    Animasyros #tour17_18: Athene
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Annual Activity
    Shortz Film Festival Novi Sad

    International Short Film Festival Middelburg

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  4. Published on 24th of May 2018.

    A measly little worm finds himself homeless, for all the apples are taken by other worms. He’s an outcast in the stormy night, until he discovers the biggest apple of them all. It’s vacant and it’s… mobile!

    Under The Apple Tree is an animated stop motion horror comedy about worms, apples and death. But also a film about family troubles. A film with a heart, although it might not be beating any more.

    Awards: Golden Calf award for Best Short Film and Festival Favorite at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015 (NL). Best Animated Short at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Animated Fantasy at the Dragon Con Film Festival 2016 in Atlanta (USA). Best Professional Film at Festival Stop Motion 2016 in Montréal (CA). Best Short at Eerie Horror Filmfest 2016 in Eerie (USA). Best Director at Eerie Horror Filmfest 2016 in Eerie (USA). Best Short NYC Horror Film Festival 2016 in New York (USA). Best Stop Animated Short Film at South African Horrorfest 2016 in Cape Town, (SA). Third prize Animfest Athens 2016 (GR). First prize at Animation Marathon 2016 in Romanso, Athens (GR). Best Horror U-Horror Fest, Los Angeles, (USA). A Wildcard (audience award) at Hellfire 2017, Folkstone (UK). Best Short and Best Feature at British Animation Film Festival BAFF, London (UK). Melies d'Argent for best European fantastic short film at Grossmann fantastic film & wine festival (SLV). Nominated for the Dutch Directors Guild Award 2016 (NL).

    One of the most well-crafted stop-motion films we’ve seen. Deeply funny. (Skwigly Animation Magazine)
    Imagine the Gruffalo with Zombies. (Grimm Up North)
    The excellently told story is peppered with morbid humor, its archaic English voice-overs entirely in rhyme. (Netherlands Film Festival)
    Quality storytelling, originality and personality of characters, great animation performance. (Festival Stop Motion Montréal)
    A film worth freezing for. (Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska, USA)
    18 minutes of macabre delight, this short should be every child’s first horror experience (The Ink And Code)
    A brilliant stop-animated short giving a new spin on the zombie theme. (South African Horrorfest)
    The attention to detail throughout the film is exquisite, it’s beautifully crafted and the story is brilliant and ingenious (…) I would love to see Under The Apple Tree developed into a feature film. (Atomic Age Renegades)
    Quality, humor and exuberance. (
    Griezelig, geestig en met grote liefde voor het horrorgenre gemaakt. (Trouw)

    Copyright 2015 Pedri Animations / Erik van Schaaik Productions

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  5. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön animated short by Bouwine Pool

    A sweet granny is looking forward to her granddaughter’s visit. But when the little girl arrives, the feeling is not mutual. Before the visit is over, granny must try to create the warm bond with her grandchild she desires so deeply.

    Biography Director:
    Bouwine Pool (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) studied animation at the HKU, university of the arts Utrecht, where she got her diploma in 2000. Since then she has worked as a free-lance director and animator on commercials, music video’s, television series and directed 2 independent animation films.
    Her work is mostly very personal in visual style and has a subtle and gentle quality. She likes to tell character driven stories with an educational message. Stories that convey an appreciation of nature and are based on optimistic values.

    Original title: Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
    Directed by: Bouwine Pool
    Produced by: Jiek Weishut
    Creative Producer: Patrick Chin
    Creative Producer: Greg Lawson
    Music Composer: Miguel Boelens
    Production Company: The Drawing Room

    Technique: 2D Animation
    Length: 12 Min.
    Release date: September 2017


    Premiere: Openings film KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2017 (October)

    - NL Award for 'Emotional Impact' KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2017

    For more information about Bei Mir Bist Du Schön please contact:

    The Drawing Room
    Jiek Weishut
    Verbindingsweg 15
    3742 WK Baarn
    The Netherlands
    +31 (0)6 2428 4466
    [email protected]

    KLIK! Distribution
    Ursula van den Heuvel
    De Wittenstraat 25
    1052 AK Amsterdam
    +31 (0)6 20689423
    [email protected]

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