We have just heard that Meredith Strandquist’s “Æ Har Det Bare Bra”; a short animated film Mike designed the sound for has been entered into the festivals!
The film was shown at the following film festivals during 2013, winning 3rd place on two occasions and receiving some great feedback from Innsbruck, very well done Meredith!
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Innsbruck, Austria
Winner in 3rd Place
“With minimal financial means the producer has managed to create an animated film which has moved all of us – because in only 60 seconds it transports more content than many a 90-minute documentary. The hero, drawn in a simple caricature style, is a polar bear – the emblematic animal of climate change – who has resigned himself to his fate. He lives in a house, opens the refrigerator when he is hungry and makes himself a sandwich with canned tuna and iceberg lettuce. Then he casts a nostalgic glance out of the window where his world melts away and sighs: Aren’t I lucky? The short story impresses the audience with its style, subtle humor and the serious, even sad message – and thus deserves the third prize.”
Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Fredrikstad, Norway
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia - Winner in 3rd Place
GIRAF Animation Festival in Alberta, Canada
KLIK! in Amsterdam, Netherlands