Fairytale full of light, magic and nostalgia. A clay doll awakens her surroundings that become a surreal world in constant flow of change. Shot with natural light the visible changes of daylight emphasize the passing of time in the film.
On the Other Side of the Woods premiered in 2014.
Director, scenographer, cinematographer Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Animator Olga Bulgakova
Composer Sander Põldsaar
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Producer Anu-Laura Tuttelberg and Nukufilm studio
“Teisel pool metsa” / On the Other Side of the Woods is a poetic fairytale shot in an old house in the centre of my hometown Tallinn. The atelier where the story takes place used to be the working space for a famous Estonian painter Ants Laikmaa and is now giving inspiration for my works. The film studies different materials for puppet making and sets using such contrasting materials as wood and clay to bring out the differences in the film characters. The film is shot with natural light which makes the viewer aware of the stop motion technique and also shows the passing of time in the film.
Grand Prix European Film Forum SCANORAMA, short film competition „New Baltic Cinema“, (Lithuania 2014)
Grand Prix 16th Scrittura e Immagine Short Film Festival, (Italy 2014)
Grand Prix Multivision International Festival of Animation Arts, (Russia 2014)
Best Debut Kinoproba XI International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools, (Russia 2014)
Special Mention Animasivo Animation Festival (Mexico, May 2015)
Special Mention Festival International del Cortometraje FIC (Argentina, October 2015)
ON THE SET
WORKING WITH THE LITTLE ACTRESS