Soleils Welt / Soleils World

In a monotonous city follow the tall citizens their usual routine, jumping up and down the road. Apart from that lives a little girl, Soleil, unnoticed and withdrawn from them, following her own routine: During the daytime she fabricates “Lichtspiele”, which are made of colorful, glittering glass-pieces that are swinging from the ceiling and transforming her room into a beautiful, shimmering world. Only at night, when everyone is asleep, is Soleil able to collect those unnoticed treasures from the streets. But one night, a little being crawls unseen into her bag. When she encounters it at home, Soleil is very afraid. But the being is able to transform her fear into trust and guides her outside the city, far away from what is known to her. The new acquired perspective changes Soleils world…

  • Melissa Rothmann
    Director
  • Melissa Rothmann
    Writer
  • Lilija Tchourlina
    Writer
  • Thomas Esterer
    Producer
  • Lilija Tchourlina
    ArtDirection, Puppet fabrication, Sets
  • Simon Käfer
    Director of Photography
  • Melissa Rothmann
    Animation
  • Isabella Triendl
    Editor
  • Isabella Triendl
    camera opterator and gaffer
  • Markus Kremsl
    camera opterator and gaffer
  • Melissa Rothmann
    camera opterator and gaffer
  • Andre Heiter
    VFX
  • Sebastian Ludwig
    VFX
  • Oliver Hölzl
    VFX
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Soleils Welt
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Melissa Rothmann

Melissa Rothmann was born 1989 in Bautzen, Germany, and studied film (both BA and MA degree) at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. She has been working as editor and DoP on feature length documentaries, as DoP and writer on short films and directed and animated her very first short analogue animation, which she created together with Lilija Tchourlina (co-writer, artdirector) and other students together.

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Director Statement

'Soleils Welt' is our first Stop-Motion animation project. We learned a lot in this process over the 2,5 years in which we worked on Soleil, and I for myself discovered my love for analogue puppet animations.