This is mainly a workshop diary. Eventually different pieces will become another film. Updates will happen as time allows.

"Spoon" festival update

So far "Spoon" has been shown in or is scheduled for:

Also I've got official recognition for the film now:

ein kleiner schweizer film

I'm still waiting for the premiere of "Spoon". In the meantime I restored an old film of mine which was done on Super8 in 1985. The old catalogue text read:

Die Schweiz. A.) Einleitung: Die Schweiz ist eine Erfindung der Schweizer. B.) Hauptteil: Ein Schweizer ist in der Schweiz geboren und C.) Schluß: muß ein Leben lang eine Fiktion verkörpern. (Uwe Brandner)

Wir saßen im Kino und sahen einen ungeheuer langweiligen Dokumentarfilm, Als sich J. plötzlich zu mir umdrehte und sagte: "Weißt du, was mir jetzt fehlt? Ein kleiner schweizer Film." Und ich sagte: "OK. Ich mach dir einen."

ein kleiner schweizer film

"Spoon" in Stuttgart and Annecy

Wow. Spoon got accepted for competition in both Stuttgart and Annecy. I'll be there, Stuttgart 26.4. to 1.5. and Annecy 13.6. to 18.6. The premiere will be Saturday June 30th 21:00.

It will also be shown at the Filmfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schwerin 3.5. to 8.5. Here's the poster, it's in A1.

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"Spoon" is finished

I'm happy to announce that my 4 min film is completed now and out in the wild. It's been submitted to several festivals, so I still don't know where the premiere will be. I'm so looking forward to it, it's my first film with Dolby 5.1. sound.

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These are backgrounds for my recent personal project, "Spoon".

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WDR Quarks & Co

I did some animation for a story about Botox and mice for german TV station WDR.

Mäuse gegen Falten

Pirate Party Hamburg Election Spot 2015

Commissioned Spot for TV.

Wahlwerbespot Piratenpartei Hamburg 2015 by markus kempken on Vimeo. Also on youtube.

Happy 2015

Happy 2015 by markus kempken on Vimeo.

Mood Test

Some walk in the rain I did for Berlin Breakdown to test the SFX and the colours. Unfortunately youtube butchers all details.

Mood Test

Happy 2014

Happy 2014 by markus kempken on Vimeo.

Interfilm Short Film Festival 2013 Trailer

The Interfilm Festival commissioned me again to produce a trailer for them. It will run in cinemas, in the Berlin subway TV, online, and on TV, as well as in front of every program during the festival. Make sure to watch in HD and full volume.

This time I collected thousands of photographs from internet sources, processed them in TVPaint, and put everything together in Anime Studio. And the music is by me again!

Interfilm Short Film Festival 2013 Trailer by markus kempken on Vimeo.

Gegen Tierversuche

This film was commissioned by Ärzte gegen Tierversuche, please contact them if you want to use it. All experiments mentioned are based on real life, only simplified for easier understanding. Voice over was done by Michael Seeboth again. The film has an official youtube page.

Gegen Tierversuche by markus kempken on Vimeo.

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