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"Hope" tells the Story of a little boy, who is condemned to spend the time he has left in a prisoners' camp. The memories of his mother are the only thing keeping him alive.

  • Michael Scherrer
  • Samuel Scherrer
  • Alex Glawion
    Key Cast
  • Monika Jagodzinski
    Key Cast
  • Manuela Seiler
    Key Cast
  • Julia Elsenhans
    Key Cast
  • Gianni Ritschard
    Key Cast
  • Michael Scherrer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 CHF
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Michael Scherrer

Michael Scherrer is the owner and founder of the Pixcube Animation Studio one of the leading AnimationStudios in Switzerland. He is a well known Director for commercials nationwide.

Date of Birth: 16/09/1977

1993–1997 apprenticeship as a Grafic Designer
1997–2003 Work in different Agencies

Since 2003 Founder and Owner of the Pixcube Animation Studios one of the leading Animationstudios in Switzerland

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Director Statement

The film is not set in a specific time or era. We did not want to populate the film with captious symbols and associate it with a regime or historic event. All content should remain anonymous and interchangeable.

We are always very close to what is happening. I didn't want to show huge warehouses or gigantic crowds. The environment is always saturated with dense fog and rain. We are concerned primarily about the individual fate of the Boy, his mother and ultimately, the guards. We only show the main characters clearly, this allows us to support the intensity of the film.

The short film has been created in black&white, highlighted with a slight blue tint. Only the seeds and the plants are colored. Thus, the importance of these objects will be conveyed even more.

The production has been animated entirely in 3D and rendered to Cinemascope Format.

The compositing as well as the texturing slightly suggest a watercolor look, so the colors slightly fade into each other..

The objects in the film have clear shapes and there are almost no curves. The only round shapes are found within the boy, which make him seem even more vulnerable.