Human Nature

25 OCT / 16:00 / Sal 3
26 OCT / 10:00 / Sal 3

A short animation film about the love animals have for humans, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause us.

  • Directed by: Sverre Fredriksen
  • Country: Netherlands, Norway, 2019
  • Time: 2m 15s
  • Type: Stop motion
  • Production: Chris Stenger & Noortje Wilschut
  • Animation: Zaou Vaughan, Sverre Fredriksen & Marike Verbiest
  • Company: Family Affair Films

Sverre Fredriksen (1981) grew up in the woods of Norway. At the age of 8 he discovered the magic of animation, and started animating his toy dinosaurs. While studying film in Australia he completed Power Up, his first film to be screened at international festivals. Shot on super 8 and animated frame by frame with spray paint and graffiti stencils it won the Changemaker Award in NYC in 2007. Since then, Sverre has been exploring new territories of analogue animation and satisfied a wide range of international clients with his commissioned work. Highlights include the wood cut music video When I Am King, animations for the dutch feature film Hoe Overleef Ik Mezelf? and a 24-episode animation series featuring renowned philosophers. In the short film Cloacinae, Sverre developed a new animation technique involving ice and shadow puppets with artist Serge Onnen. Cloacinae premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017 and has been exhibited at art galleries in the Netherlands and China.