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The Flowerpot Monster and the Pinwheel

Living on a balcony in Paris, a breathing plant spots something it wants to own: A pinwheel for plants. Jealousy kicks in and events unravel.

  • David Seul
    Der Weg, Love is a Game, Superman, Die Steinwache, Siddhartha, Crossing the Lines, Cycle of Everything
  • Christoph Krüger
    Der Regensammler, Harfiyan, Restless, Behindert Sagt Man Nicht
  • Lukas Brandes
    Sound Design & Re-Recording
    Verwandlung, ENDLING, Wishlist 2.0, Captain Gaza, Nach Schwarz kommt keine Farbe mehr, EXKURSION, Unter Wasser, Droopy Rose, Pit Rush, Nora
  • Christoph Rieger
    Music Composer
    Wen fütterst du, Nadeln
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2021
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Director Biography - David Seul

David is a 3D Artist, cinematographer and colorist. His love for motion pictures led him from a small
commercials studio in Cologne to Dortmund. There, he finished his film studies at University of Applied Arts and Sciences Dortmund in 2019, focussing on cinematography. His studies taught him about the impact that images have on their audience and how to craft images that drive a story.
After working as a cinematographer on several short films and documentaries, he went on to work as a freelance 3D Artist on VR experiences, motion pictures and games. He joined the storylab kiU to explore new ways of telling stories. In 2020, he directed the animated short film „The Flowerpot Monster“ and since 2021, he works as a Layout Artist at „Lavalabs Moving Images“ on animated feature film "Stitchhead".

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Director Statement

Tracing the film’s topic to the ground, it’s about a deeply human trade: Jealousy. Here, jealousy is depicted in our lovely little breathing plant and its giant eyes that always want to own everything. The Flowerpot Monster just can’t look at something and not want to have it. As the story goes, we discover that the Flowerpot Monster didn’t think of what happens when a pinwheel catches wind. The grass is always greener on the other side.