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Old 03 March 2010   #1

Hi everyone!
„Descendants“ is a 14 minute animated short about the wish of attaining the unattainable
and about the fact that something good can evolve from something evil.

The two main characters are flowers (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Christy Scott Cashman)
who grow on the edge of a clearing next to one another. One is old and jaded by a
mysterious history - the other one still young, vivid and curious.
Destiny has brought these two together and it seems as if they would exist without possibility
for change, until one day a visitor to the clearing brings something unexpected to their lives.

vimeo HD

Core Team:
Heiko van der Scherm: Writer, Director, Design, Modelling
Bernhard Haux: Character TD flower main actors
Goro Fujita: Supervising Animator
Felix Graf: Animator
Holger Schönberger: Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

Length: 14 minutes
Format: HD, 2:35/1
Production: Time Frame: (First script to final film) 3 Years
Work time: Full time, 6 days a week ,1.5 Years per core person

For more information:

We are very happy that Descendants won several international short film awards such as

grand prize of the tokyo anime award
wiesbaden filme im schloss "audience award"
sicaf korea "jury special award"
san francisco "best animation award"
pisaf "jury animation award"
passau "best short" award
mundos digitales "jury award"
e-magicians france "best of 2008"
pulcinella award "best european production"
asolo "best production" award
animex animation award
animago award "best character"

We are thinking of writing an making of, so stay tuned..
Hope you like it!

Here are some stills of the film


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Last edited by Goro : 03 March 2010 at 06:40 PM.
Old 03 March 2010   #2
wow this is incredible
thank you for sharing the whole movie!
Old 03 March 2010   #3
The whole movie looks absolutely beautiful! Fantastic animation and gorgeous work with the forest and flower art direction. Congrats on the awards too, must have been great to see it well received at film festivals across the world.

I certainly wasn't expecting a mention in the credits either - always felt bad that I had taken too much on at the time and wasn't really any help in the end. I'm amazed at what you've achieved with a very small team - you're a talented bunch!

Last edited by mattmos : 03 March 2010 at 02:22 AM.
Old 03 March 2010   #4
Thanks for sharing. That was amazing, you did a great job.
It was a bit dark an poetic in the same time, very different from what we are use to see usually.
J.E - 3D Animator -
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Old 03 March 2010   #5
that is realy good
Old 03 March 2010   #6
That's crazy. Well done. Has a great feel to it. Interesting idea.
Old 03 March 2010   #7
Thank you guys! Glad to get some feedback on this!

Ha! I didn't expect to see you here! How is life treating you?

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Old 03 March 2010   #8
great to watch it again after so long time
Old 03 March 2010   #9
Top Row!!!
Old 03 March 2010   #10
Great work, i totaly love it!
[ Der Automat ] // Animationsinstitut
Old 03 March 2010   #11
outstanding animation, lighting, texturing, and modeling.
Old 03 March 2010   #12
Originally Posted by Goro: Matt:
Ha! I didn't expect to see you here! How is life treating you?

Pretty good ta! Kicking off a small company in bristol, flying the independent flag

Anyways, congrats again, this needs a frontpage! And a making of
Old 03 March 2010   #13
Thanks guys!

Sounds good man! Good luck on that!

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Old 03 March 2010   #14
Simply outstanding!
Old 03 March 2010   #15
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