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Animated Film: Splinter

Germany / Poland 2008
16:25 Min. / 35 mm, Color

Team:
Georg Gruber (Germany, Producer)
Wojtek Wawszczyk (Poland, Director)

Promotional Grant: 70,000 euros
Title: Splinter
Genre: Animation

Treatment:
"Splinter" is a story of a wooden bench from a park which falls in love with a girl. Only the girl seems to see the bench more than just an object. On the other side the bench lives in misunderstanding thinking that their "romance" develops.

It’s a story of a loss of a childhood and a desperate need for warmth and love in the first steps of an adult life. The recollection of a peaceful forest becomes a symbol of the lost childhood; afterall the bench is still a tree but with the dictated role of a bench for the adult life. The bench falls in love fast, full of trust and gullibility – forgetting of its nature. It’s the story of inescapability of our nature (therefore the title "Splinter"): we are who we are, and we can find real love in those who are not bothered of our nature.

Technique:
The movie will be created with advanced 3D computer animation in combination with hand-drawn and painted elements, analogically to the previous award-winning productions of Wojtek Wawszczyk: "Headless", "Mouse", "Pingwin".

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