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Hypno Tidoo

LOGLINE
A child and his teddy bear must defeat a frightening storm monster which threatens their serenity. It will be only with magic and the courage of the imagination that they will succeed in their intent.

SYNOPSIS
In a golden, reassuring and muffled clearing, a young child explores the wonders of the landscape with his teddy bear until a frightening storm arrives, which threatens their serenity. The child will have to gather all his willpower to drive away the terrible black monster amongst the clouds with the strength of his imagination. The brave teddy bear casts a spell and dissolves the threatening clouds to protect his friend. Thanks to him everything returns to normality.
The bear shows a final gesture of love by letting the child believe he defeated the monster of the storm so that the boy may believe in himself.

  • Arianna Gheller
    Director
    Every time I run, Playing God
  • Matteo Burani
    Director
    Every time I run, Playing God
  • Matteo Burani
    Writer
    Every time I run, Playing God
  • Hector Bienvenu
    Writer
  • Studio Croma animation srl
    Producer
    La Valigia, La Leggenda della torre, Lo zombie vegetariano, Per un però, La ballata dei calzini spaiati, Every time I run, Playing God
  • Arianna Gheller
    Puppet making/scenography
  • Matteo Burani
    Puppet making/scenography
  • Arianna Gheller
    Animation
    Snore, Every time I run, Playing God
  • Gianmarco Valentino
    Concept art/storyboard
  • Guglielmo Trautvetter
    Cinematographers
  • Corrado Zito
    Cinematographers
  • Federico Solazzo
    Music
  • Josephine van Schaik
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dreamy, Adventure, Friendship, Courageous
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 11, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Arianna Gheller, Matteo Burani

Studio Croma animation is an italian animation studio specialized in the production of cinematographic projects and audio video works using the stop motion technique for the purposes of advertising and the web. The creative process that distinguishes its products is a perfect mix of handcrafted techniques of construction, technology, and digital works.
After years of experience and numerous film productions, important collaborations and the high level of execution confirmed by the recognized awards (such as "Nastri d'Argento", "David di Donatello" for Italy or the special nomination Industry excellence award at the Manchester Animation Festival and the winning award at Stop Motion Mexico) it becomes a company in 2021 founded by Arianna Gheller CEO (art director, puppet maker, animator, post-producer) and Matteo Burani (character designer, puppet. Thanks to its ten-year experience in the field and its detailed focused crew, Studio Croma earned a place of honor among experts in the field on both national and international territories.

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Director Statement

Arianna Gheller: Hypno Tidoo tells the meaning of unconditional love in almost two minutes. In the artistic direction that I wanted to follow, this concept is very important and I think it reflects very well in the aesthetic choices we wanted to adopt from the palette to the materials, from the choice of character designs to the settings and the choice of making the lawn moved by a calm breeze. This is our first project tackled with the carded wool technique and I think the result is incredible. This material has a really powerful expressive energy. Even during the animation I noticed that because I was able to create really complex emotions and feelings thanks to its malleability. I am really proud of this work.

Matteo Burani: Hypno Tidoo tells the story of a child who ventures himself, along with his teddy bear into an ideal, pure, and perfect world. This world represents the vision that every child has about life. Suddenly, a storm arrives and ruins the child’s dreams by turning his peace into a nightmare. The young child faces it proudly but his teddy bear helps him by making the monster vanish from sight with magic. The bear is not only a travel companion for the child but it also represents safety. Imagination is the teddy bear and is the one that saves the child from the nightmare that loomed over him. He brings back a state of peace. Hypno Tidoo is a reflection of our childhood. It wants to demonstrates how imagination can save our lives by defeating the darkest moments that are inevitable in our life journey.