film type animated film, experimental film Production Country Germany production year 2022 runtime 4'25 colour animation technique stop motion, 2D computer animation, 3D computer animation, mixed media
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Stereo

In the dark swamps of a nocturnal forest, a group of gleaming axolotls is in heat, nuzzling and nibbling each other's limbs. Soon a much larger two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group and reaches down to gobble one of the small shimmering creatures. His plump friends begin to partake as well, and a feast starts. While dawn is slowly breaking, a cheerful game begins higher up in the branches.


Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/662706061

director Jonatan Schwenk Produktion / Production Jonatan Schwenk Drehbuch / Script Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel Schnitt / Editing Jonatan Schwenk Bildgestaltung / DOP Jonatan Schwenk, Ferdinand Kowalke Szenenbild / Production Design Jonatan Schwenk Animation Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel, Thalke Thyen, Max Mörtl, Marta Magnuska, Maria Teixeira Original-Filmmusik / Original Score David Kamp Tongestaltung / Sound Design David Kamp film school Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
2022 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, USA
2022 Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, France (Prix « Plans Animés »)
2022 Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2022 GLAS Animation Festival, Berkeley, USA
2022 Seattle International Film Festival, USA
2022 Milwaukee Film Festival, USA
2022 Kraków Film Festival, Poland
2022 Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Films, Croatia
2022 Short Tiger 2022
  • Jonatan Schwenk
  • http://www.jonatan-schwenk.com
  • Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
  • Anne Jagemann
  • Bodenstedtstr. 16
  • 22765 Hamburg
  • +49 40 39106318
  • http://verleih.shortfilm.com
  • MIYU Distribution
  • Luce Grosjean
  • https://miyu.fr/distribution

Jonatan Schwenk

Jonatan Schwenk, born 1987 in Germany, is an independent filmmaker/animator and sound designer from Berlin. His films include the animated shorts SOG, which received awards such as the Annecy Cristal for a Graduation Film, as well as ZOON, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

2009 Sisyphos Blues
2011 Maison Sonore
2017 Sog