CH 2012, 5'16", drawn animation
After spending the night together, a couple parts ways. Guided by the activities of the man's morning rituals, she travels into a dream accompanied by the rhythms of the morning train and finds herself alone once again.
direction: Hess Delia
music: Joan & The Sailors
sounddesign: Christof Steinmann, Thomas Gassmann
production: HSLU Design + Kunst, Studienbereich Animation, François Chalet
co-production: Swiss Radio and Television, Catherine Ann Berger
In this love letter to artists, their art and its audience, a filmmaker is confronted with rejection after rejection until, at last a beautiful fig tree bears sweet fruits. “Conversations with a Whale” was created directly under the camera lens, using various analogue animation techniques.
Honorable Mention at IFF Etiuda&Anima, Krakow 2020
Best German Animation at Festival of Animation Berlin, 2021
Best Narrative Short Animation at ANIMA – Cordoba, 2021
Best Animation at Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock 2021
art, direction and animation by Anna Samo
produced by Tom Bergmann
music and sound design Merche Blasco
with the voices of Lisa Labracio, Merche Blasco Jason Patience, Biljana Labovich Jeremiah Dickey, Abdallah Ewis Bethany Cutmore-Scott
sound re-recording mixer Benjamin Beladi
additional sound design, foley and mix David Jalbert
STAMP executive producers Carl Vaudrin, Powys Dewhurst, Benjamin Beladi
colorist Will Cox online editor Kevin Caby post production services Final Frame
On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop. That they are all part of a complex little ecosystem which can only function if each of them plays his or her role, is something they are unaware of.
8'41" Min | drawn animation | CH 2018
script, direction: Delia Hess
animation, coloration: Delia Hess, Jessica Studer, Anja Sidler, Charlotte Waltert
postproduction, compositing: Stefan Holaus
sounddesign: Peter Bräker
music: Alexandre Babel
editing: Marcel Ramsay
"Chamoe" (pronounced CHA-meh) is an animated short film painted entirely in Photoshop over the course of a year.
On its face, Chamoe is about pregnancy cravings for out-of-season Korean summer melon. Ultimately, it's a story about the power of love, the strength of women, and the existence of magic. (To this day we've no idea where the chamoe came from!)
My mother is an exceptional storyteller and I've been recording her for a long time; the voice-over in the film is totally unscripted and stitched together from multiple phone conversations. I'm deeply moved by the love between my mother and her grandmother, and privileged to honor them with this film. My great-grandmother lives on in story, and in love.
This is an animated documentary about families in Uganda dealing with the effects of HIV/AIDS (2007).
Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.
Morning Dew by Giangrande ... and Gianluca Maruotti
album: Beehives of Resistance
directed and animated by: Gianluca Maruotti
post/edit: Gianluca Maruotti
Regular by Nata Metlukh
"The story is set in a graphic design world where fonts are the main characters. They have unique properties: Bold makes everything thicker, Italic tilts things, Monospace equalizes objects by width, etc. Fonts team up to build a garden, and the five boxing wizards jump in quickly to inspect their work. A negative space storm flushes everything away, but Regular comes and fixes the garden."
Logline: The five boxing wizards jump quickly.