An absurdist drama about a family father who for unknown reasons started to act like a dog. The story is told through the eyes of the daughter, and how she experiences the growing family problems. It takes place in a 1960s collage style world.
- Directed by: Adrian Dalen, Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist, Konrad Hjemli, Kristoffer Caspar Damskau
- Country: Norway, 2018
- Time: 07:28
- Type: Digital cut-out (After Effects)
- Production: Adrian Dalen, Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist, Konrad Hjemli, Kristoffer Caspar Damskau
- Animation: Adrian Dalen, Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist, Konrad Hjemli, Kristoffer Caspar Damskau
- Company: Høgskulen i Volda
All the directors are 1st year students in the animation department at Volda University College. They ended up in a group together in the final project of the semester.
Adrian Dalen is a 20 year old animation student with background in life drawing, and has previously won the film cabaret prize at the live action festival West Nordic. He made the short “Stay in line, don’t get a spine” which was displayed at Frame by Frame 2018.
Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist – Danish animator
“I am very interested in the tangibility of art and how the “physicality” of the artwork affects one’s experience of it. Awareness of the relationship between content and form is everything for me”
Konrad Hjemli is a 19 year old animation student, and has made animated films pretty much his entire life. He was interviewed by NRK Super when he was 13 for an episode of their show Megafon, titled “the animator”. He worked on the short “Låkt i Haude” that was screened on Frame by Frame 2018.
Kristoffer Caspar Damskau
“Working as a freelance illustrator, I wanted to explore further what I can do with my art. Animation was the obvious choice as it combines art with storytelling. I’m both surprised and delighted that «My Dad is a Dog» was the final project I joined in my first year at Volda, as I got to explore animation and story far out from my own comfort zone – where I believe you’re most likely to grow as an artist”