Interested in learning about short film production? Hear from two filmmakers as they discuss how they created their work.
Sebastian Jansen, Creative Producer from Germany, and Naim Sutherland, Director of Photography from Canada, collaborated on their award-winning short film Der Kleine Archill
), a family entertainment short that uses epic tales and legendary heroes to connect them to a contemporary story of playground dynamics and bullying. The film is included in the all-German language program at this year's Children's Film Festival Seattle
At this round table, a range of topics are covered, such as: finding a story and collaborations; working across countries/continents; funding and budgeting; other tips for successful projects.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are currently finding yourself in the middle of a project or are simply curious to learn about the proceedings behind the scenes.
Participation is free but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please register at EVENTBRITE.
About the filmmakers:
In 2013, Sebastian Jansen
completed his bachelor‘s degree in “Time-based Media” at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. His internationally award-winning graduation film Registered was followed by several short films, including Little Achilles
, and commercials (Essence, Lidl, Deutsche Bahn) that have all received great attention beyond Germany. In 2016, Jansen completed his diploma in Film Production at the Vancouver Film School - also with distinction. In addition to writing and directing, Jansen has been working as an editor for advertising and TV - including the children‘s news program „logo“ at ZDF.
In 2017, Sebastian Jansen and Svenja Büttner founded Eumel Film
and thus committed to a new long-term goal: the production of outstanding children and youth content. In 2019 Little Achilles was the first production from the newly found team. The short film (and series pilot) was sponsored by HessenFilm and Media and nominated for the Hessian Film Prize.
is an award-winning filmmaker who has been making motion pictures for films, commercials, and music videos for over fifteen years. His images have aired all over North America and Asia on television, and have screened at top-tier festivals and in a dozen countries around the world.
Sutherland has been fortunate to have won fifteen “Best Cinematography” awards over the years, including Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture at the 2016 Leo Awards for the feature film Charlotte's Song
. One of his most recent short films include The Shipment
, directed by Bobby Bala, a science-fiction narrative about family and sacrifice.