“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.”
Script, Direction, Narration
Andreas Hykade & Regina Pessoa
Artistic Director and Painting Supervisor
Orchestration and Conducting
An adaptation of Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria”
Sound and Foley Recording
Voice Recording and Music Mix
Technical Specialist – Animation
Senior Production Coordinator
In memory of
With the support of
Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual
Ministério da Cultura
Studio FILM BILDER
The National Film Board of Canada
© 2020 Studio FILM BILDER, National Film Board of Canada, Ciclope Filmes
About Studio Film Bilder
Founded in 1989 by animation filmmaker and producer Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Studio Film Bilder has a long track record of creating short films, music videos, TV series and features. Auteur design, original storytelling and a network of close collaborators, including directors like Angela Steffen, Julia Ocker, Elena Walf, Gil Alkabetz, Andreas Hykade, Phil Mulloy and Daniel Nocke, have all helped form the studio’s profile. Commissioned works include animated sequences for the feature film Run Lola Run, animation layout for the animated feature Three Robbers, and animation for Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale. Auteur shorts include The Creation, Rubicon, No Room for Gerold, The Runt, The Final Solution, Nuggets and Love & Theft. The studio’s works include three successful children series: Tom and the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam and Honey, Patchwork Pals and Animanimals. Studio Film Bilder is ideally positioned to embrace the future of animation—and to produce works that push the creative envelope while remaining highly popular with audiences. The studio’s films have won 300 awards, and its YouTube channel, youtube.com/filmbilder, has 750,000 subscribers.
About the NFB
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking animation at its studios in Montreal and at NFB centres across Canada, as well as via international co-productions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is a leader in developing new approaches to stereoscopic 3D animation and animated content for new platforms. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, with NFB animation accounting for 7 of the NFB’s 12 Oscars, as well as 6 grand prizes at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB animators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.
About Ciclope Filmes
Abi Feijó created Ciclope Filmes in 2002 to produce auteur animated shorts, especially the films of Regina Pessoa, but the studio has also produced the work of Paul Bush, Andreas Hykade, Marcy Page, Alice Guimarães and Mónica Santos. Ciclope has co-produced with partners around the world, including the NFB and Blue Dada Productions (Canada), Studio Film Bilder (Germany), Folimage and Les Armateurs (France), Studio GDS (Switzerland) and The Ancient Mariner (UK). Films produced by Ciclope have won awards at major animation festivals and events such as the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the Annie Awards, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Anima Mundi, Animafest Zagreb, OIAF, SXSW, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, SICAF, Animanima, Cinanima, Monstra and the Sophia Awards.