Red Rabbit, a short film directed and written by Berlin animator Egmont Mayer, has been appearing at short film festivals around Europe and online, gaining an enthusiastic following. The 8 minute short film, produced as a graduation project at Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, features a man alone in his apartment with a giant rabbit.
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A man lives alone in a small apartment. The little contact he had with other people has dropped to zero since the rabbit appeared. Every attempt to get the rabbit out of his apartment has failed and since he is not sure whether or not pets are allowed in the building, he does not let anybody enter his apartment, particularly the woman who lives on the floor above him.
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Red Rabbit was written, directed, and animated over two years by Egmont Mayer who looked after lighting, rendering and compositing, using Softimage XSI. Working with Mayer were producer Flora Grolitsch, effects technical director Stefan Habel, animator Michael Schulz, animator/modeller Wolfram Kampffmeyer, artist/animator Sonja Kumbarji, texture artist/typographer Frederik Ring, modellers Paul Stoll, sound designer and mixer Michael J. Diehl, film composer Chris Bremus, foley artist Marcus Neuberger. Red Rabbit was produced at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Egmont Mayer is now working as an animator with Shape Minds, Berlin.