Friday, March 05, 2010


„Descendants“ is a short I worked on, about the wish of attaining the unattainable and about the fact that something good can evolve from something evil.

The two main characters are flowers (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Christy Scott Cashman) who grow on the edge of a clearing next to one another. One is old and jaded by a mysterious history - the other one still young, vivid and curious. Destiny has brought these two together and it seems as if they would exist without possibility for change, until one day a visitor to the clearing brings something unexpected to their lives.

Core Team:
Heiko van der Scherm: Writer, Director, Design, Modelling
Bernhard Haux: Character TD flower main actors
Goro Fujita: Supervising Animator
Felix Graf: Animator
Holger Schönberger: Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

Length: 14 minutes
Format: HD, 2:35/1
Production: Time Frame: (First script to final film) 3 Years
Work time: Full time, 6 days a week ,1.5 Years per core person

For more information:

We are thinking of writing an making of, so stay tuned..
Hope you like it!


Bao Pham said...

It's incredibly beautiful. Congratulations!

davidmaas said...

Hi Goro. Great to see this again. Amazing levels of detail throughout all parts of the film, acting as well - screams 'big screen'. :-)

Duke said...

Just one word: FANTASTIC!!!

The graphic is awesome and the story is really involving.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog, love the Downtown,great work.

Cale Atkinson said...

Wonderful job Goro!!
You all did a really great job and made it captivating all the way through-out!

Keep up the great work!

Miranda said...

I realise that essentially there was a positive outcome in the end, but still, I found that to be such a sad story... But beautiful, of course. The story, the acting, the soundtrack, and the animation itself... All amazing contributions to this work of art, as far as I'm concerned. So, so beautiful <3 Thanks so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say WOW, you are absolutely amazing... This short is beautiful... And to add, especially with all of the ipad paintings, you've motivated me (well, I was already motivated... This sort of encouraged it more!) to get that pogo stylus that I've been looking at for some time now... I'm just using an iPhone right now with the sketchbook mobile app, and LOVE it with just using my fingers... So hopefully I, too, have some success with the pogo stylus!

LeftClicker said...

Watching you on KTEH right now! Congrats.

Yuji said...

That was just Fantastic!! Loved everything about it, can never get enough of the things you do

Paul said...

great story. so original.