Staff pick film, The Present by Jacob Frey is based on a comic strip by Fabio Cavalcanti. Frey created the short while attending Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg.
Jacob Frey is an award-winning director and character animator from Hilden, Germany. His short films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide where they have won over 100 awards. The Present screened in Audience Awards 2017 Animation Shorts Film Festival.
His credits as an animator include Walt Disney Animation’s Zootopia & Moana as well as Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets. He also worked as a character animator for London based Magic Light Pictures, where he animated on the Oscar-nominated short, Room on the Broom.
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