Nicolas Schmerkin’s Paris-based Autour de Minuit has boarded Alfredo Soderguit and Alejo Schettini’s “Two Little Birds” (“Dos pajaritos”), the primary winner of La Liga contest, an award created by Argentina’s Animation!, Spain’s Quirino Awards and Mexico’s Pixelatl Competition, three main occasions in Ibero-American animation.

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The mission might be pitched on the upcoming Annecy Intl. Animation Movie Competition on June 13.

Autour de Minuit will co-produce the animated collection. A non-dialogue slapstick about two bitter fowl enemies, “Two Little Birds” is produced by Luciana Roude at Buenos Aires’ Can Can Membership –a longtime affiliate of Argentine stop-motion grasp Juan Pablo Zaramella – director of “The Tiniest Man within the World” and 2011 Annecy winner and Oscar-shortlisted “Luminaris” – and Uruguay’s Palermo Estudio, ran by Alfredo Soderguit and Alejo Schettini, director and animation director/co-writer of  the 2013 Bafici Viewers Award winner “Anina.”

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“With such a minimalist and common non-dialogue idea, these little birds have an infinite expressivity and storytelling potential to seduce youngsters and individuals who aren’t so youngsters. It’s an all-together  ‘cute,’ humorous and deep collection which, beneath its cartooning presentation, tackles essential points similar to ecology, extreme consumption, immigration or faith,” Schmerkin informed Selection.

Schmerkin was honored as Producer of the Yr at 2016’s Cartoon Film. A few of his productions embrace Oscar-winning toon quick “Logorama,” directed by François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain, 2014 Cartoon d’Or winner “A City Referred to as Panic: The Christmas Log,” by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, and Alberto Vázquez’s “Decorado” and “Unicorn Wars.” A prolific shorts producer, Schmerkin is a key discoverer of expertise in European animation.

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A 3-minute, 52 episode TV collection, “Two Little Birds” is predicated on the same-titled ebook by Colombian kids’s books illustrator Dipacho. Soderguit bumped into Dipacho’s ebook when he was engaged on the sound for “Anina.”

The ebook supplied a “easy, humorous and efficient story exhibiting a number of the most ludicrous elements of human habits,” Soderguit informed Selection including: “It’s a really elemental plot a few black fowl and a white fowl sharing the identical tree. The 2 little birds convey ineffective issues to the branches in a ridiculous competitors placing themselves and the tree in danger.”

The one distinction between the 2 birds is their feathers’ coloration. We are able to determine that they’re neighbors, a pair, siblings or simply strangers. They dwell in a single tree with a straight trunk dividing the picture into two sides. On the finish of each story, they must face the implications of their habits.

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A comedy about human relationships, “Two Little Birds” might be made in 2D with backgrounds in-built actual materials and stop-motion objects to realize a comedic expressiveness and hopefully attractive aesthetics.

The collection began its growth course of at Uruguay’s Palermo, which then joined forces then with Can Can, a Buenos Aires’ outfit specialised in prime quality, state-of-the-art stop-motion. A part of the manufacturing can also be supposed to happen at Autour de Minuit’s studio in Paris and at Borderline Movies, its recently-created new studio arrange at Angoulême, Schmerkin stated.

A Buenos Aires’ producer primarily based in France because the 1980s, Schmerkin all the time dreamed about being concerned in an Argentine animation mission. “I lastly discovered it,” he enthused.


CREDIT: Juan Pablo Zaramella

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