Dirtmonsters is a 2D animation shortfilm with 3D elements.
It is 9:15 min long and was released in 2007.
The story is about five Dirtmonsters that are working for the detergent industry, which
have to deal with getting replaced by a more efficient Dirtmaschine.
I was co-directing the film with Maike Ramke.
We developed the idea, created the storyboard and designed the characters
and involved later a big team to make this project come to life.
We had a producer, a screen writer, an editor, a sound engineer, a music composer,
a 3D artist and many helping hands and of course a really great voice cast for our characters.
For the main voice of Willi (narrating the story) for example
we were happy to get for the German version Helmut Krauss,
well known over decades as the neighbor in the TV show “Löwenzahn”
and for the english version we managed to get Donald Arthur († 2016), the
German voice of Kent Brockman (The Simpsons) and the Chef (South Park).
The music was played by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
You can see the full crew list here
Willi: Helmut Krauss/Donald Arthur
Manager: Christine Kugler
Schubert Henning Bormann/Simon Newby
Rosa: Nina Machalz/Olivia Milz
Jacques: Andreas Kerbs/Christian Retzlaff
Fetti: Christian Retzlaff
Maike Ramke & Christian Retzlaff
Maike Ramke, Christian Retzlaff
Verena Maul, Pauline Kortmann
Daniel Zinner, Jana Richter
3D Animation/Modelling/3D Effekts:
Daniel Büttner, Sebastian Dinter
Bernd Wagner, Ramon Grendene
Robert Rauchfuß, Thomas Gehnke
2D Animation Assistenz:
Nadja Klews, Robert Kriegel
Chris Laski, Oliver Thie
Gunnar Ramlau, Arne Grugel
Klaus Trapp, Susanne Kälberer
Andreas Hanko, Neta Tuvia
Annette Giesa, Kai Münster
Brigitta Encke, Oliver Thie
Ink and Paint/ Coloring:
Maike Ramke, Anette Giesa
Andreas Lux, Andreas Hanko
Neta Tuvia, Julia Gabriel, Jens Caspar
Christian Retzlaff, Peggy Hoffmann
Thomas Wockenfuss, Klaus Trapp
Gunnar Ramlau, Kai-Uwe Ullrich
Daniel Büttner, Maike Ramke
Sounddesign and sound mix:
Deutschen Filmorchester Babelsberg
Head of orchestra:
Professor Bernd Wefelmeyer
Professor Christina Schindler
Ursula Sass, Renate Rümmler