YEAH! ODE WAS THE ONE.

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Shadi’s short film “Ode” won the special price at the 1st Seoul International Public Advertising Festival last weekend. This year’s theme was “Earth Is One, We Are The One”. We couldn’t be happier.

PITCH

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Sebastian Koch and Marcus Schäfer contributed these characters for one of our pitches. A different design was chosen in the end, so we are publishing this page here.
Check out their other works here:
https://www.instagram.com/earthcube
https://pengfingerstudio.tumblr.com

ROBERT GEISENDÖRFER PREIS

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On September 26th, Soi’s writer Marcus Sauermann was awarded with the prestigious “Robert Geisendörfer Preis” in Berlin for his TV-series “Trude’s Flatmate”. The award honors productions that focus on social cohesion, prevention of violence and humanitarian issues.
The jury especially selected two episodes: one is about virtual reality, the other one deals with the topic of mental health issues. Both were part of WDR’s children’s magazine “Sendung mit der Maus”.

Marcus and Klaus made the trip to Berlin to attend the award ceremony whereas Trude, Tier and the rest of the soi crew celebrated at home.

(photo by Verena Brüning)

SOI IN FRANCE


This week we presented the concept for “Boots & Paws” at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. This is the trailer we showed ahead of the presentation. If you happen to be at the event we’d be glad to meet you!

TO WIN AND TOULOUSE

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On September 16th to 19th the Cartoon Forum takes place in Toulouse. Production companies, broadcasters and distributors are gathering to pitch their newest ideas for a TV-series.
“Boots & Paws”, a concept for a children’s show developed by Monika Tenhündfeld, Marcus Sauermann & Klaus Morschheuser, was awarded with a wild card at this year’s APD in Stuttgart. So, Klaus & Marcus quite cheerfully put on their yellow rubber boots and headed to the Forum. Not only did they get the opportunity to present the current status of “Boots & Paws”. Even more exciting, studio soi is amongst five nominees for best producer of the year!

JAMES CORDEN

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David Tennant did a podcast with James Corden. When asked if his children liked that he did voice acting on Trolls, James replied: “They love that I’m in Trolls, they like that I’m Peter Rabbit. Nothing has ever. ..nothing has ever stumped the Gruffalo, I don’t think. ‘Cause that’s… just, you know… a very … yeah: That’s lovely. And I think my youngest daughter is about to discover that quite soon.” It’s so nice that those two films still have a place in his heart and we loved hearing him mentioning it. The way he talks about it is worth listening to rather than reading it.
The quoted part starts around 00:08:52 here: david-tennant-does-a-podcast-with/everyone
The rest of the podcast is great as well and features a lot of David Tennant’s guests.

SPILAMBERTO – MODENA

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On July, 22 there was a double feature screening of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in Spilamberto, Italy. Ludwigsburg’s media representative Tannino Bellanca kindly sent us photos of the event. And here’s an Italian summary from the catalogue:

Creatura ibrida, metà orso e metà bufalo, il Gruffalò è il protagonista di un celeberrimo libro. Grazie al talento dello Studio Soi, la storia dell’incontro di questo strano essere mostruoso con uno scaltro topolino, sono diventati due divertenti e pluripremiati film d’animazione.

LUNAR ECLIPSE

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A partial lunar eclipse will take place on 16th to 17th of July 2019. An event that also has quite an impact on Trude’s flatmate. If Tier cannot stay awake and falls asleep during a lunar eclipse he will wake up in a totally different location – possibly at a place where he cannot return to Trude. They might not ever see each other again! If you want to find out how the two try to keep Tier awake watch the latest episode of Trude’s Flatmate on Sunday 21st of July 2019 on Das Erste and KIKA in children’s show Sendung mit der Maus. If you are in Germany you can also watch the show here.

TRUDE GOES CAMPING

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Sleeping in a tent is fun. When setting up the tend however, Trude and her flatmate end up in a quarrel. He feels hurt and wants to leave  for good. Can Trude fix his hurt feelings?

This episode will be shown on German broadcaster das ERSTE on June, 6th at 9:20 am and air it again at 11:30 am the same day on KIKA. The episode is part of the children’s show “Sendung mit der Maus”.

You can also watch this and other episodes of the series online if you are located in Germany: ARD Mediathek

ODE

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In the summer 2018 the Ministry of Justice and for Europe Baden-Württemberg together with the International Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS) / Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH initiated a competition for students, postgraduate and start-ups  in Baden-Württemberg to produce a short film that celebrates the European idea and union. Director Shadi Adib developed a pitch together with her companion Michael Logar and got selected. Shadi decided to produce her film together with Studio Soi. Ode had its premiere at the International Trickfilmfestival in Stuttgart on April 30th 2019.

The complete film is available on youtube.

The director was interviewed for the radio show studio 9. The article as well as the audio file are available in German here:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

 

TRUDE SPECIAL

mjnnnjpcpjlfnkld On Sunday, October 14th, another episode of Trude’s Flatemate is going to be screened on german broadcaster “Das Erste” at 9:10 am and on “KIKA” at 11:30 am. The episode is part of a “Sendung mit der Maus”-special about children with a mental disorder. Trude’s flatmate is running around the hospital, looking for a plaster for a very tiny scratch on his finger. He meets a little boy who tells him about his problem with an invisible illness.
Trude’s flatmate does not understand a word. But in the end, in his very unique way, Trudes flatmate is the reason why the boy is feeling a little bit better.

You can also watch the episode online: https://www.wdrmaus.de/extras/mausthemen/unsichtbare_krankheit/index.php5
For more information check this out: https://presse.wdr.de/plounge/tv/das_erste/2018/10/20181008_sendung_mit_der_maus.html

Also Sunday October 14th: for those who missed Petzi on Kika, there is a chance to see the first 3 episodes again on german boradcaster “ZDF”: at 6:40

TRUDES FLATMATE DOUBLE FEATURE

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Two brandnew episodes of Trude’s Flatemate will premiere this weekend.
You’ll find out how to wash a furry giant like Trude’s flatmate. In the 2nd episode she is having a quarrel with him. Trude is left alone and her flatmate is suddenly gone…
On Saturday, October 13th on german television 8:20 AM on KIKA
After the premiere you can also watch the episodes online:

https://www.kika.de/trudes-tier/sendungen/buendelgruppe2450_page-0_zc-df644c45_zs-296549de.html