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THE BEAUTY

SHORT | 2019

What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? Take a deep breath and dive into a world, where feelings of guilt dissolve amongst the mysterious depths of the ocean. A world where we encounter bizarre creatures and discover eerily beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately, our air doesn’t last forever and we have to realize that nature alone can't solve this issue.


The trigger for this film was obviously our massive plastic pollution issue, which we all have to deal with these days. But, instead of showing another mournful stomach full of plastic bags, I thought, what if plastic could be integrated into the sea life and nature solves the problem? The film should take you on a journey, where all our feelings of guilt will disappear. But in the end, we wake up and realize that we need to change something.

Director: Pascal Schelbli
Producers: Aleksandra Todorovic, Tina Vest
VFX Supervisor: Marc Angele
Underwater Cinematography: David Iskender Dinçer
Creature TD: Noel Winzen
Lead TD: Lukas Gotkowski
Animation: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Lead Rigging: Noel Winzen
Rigging: Lukas Gotkowski, Seyed Ahmad Hosseini
Modeling: Pascal Schelbli, Fynn Große-Bley, Noel Winzen
Additional Modeling: Paul Golter, Mitja Öhm
Lead Sculpting: Fynn Große-Bley
Sculpting: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Texturing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Lighting/Shading: Marc Angele
FX/Simulation: Lukas Gotkowski, Noel Winzen, Tim Markgraf
Compositing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Pipeline: Marc Angele
Storyboard/Animatic/Previs/Character Design: Pascal Schelbli

Editing: Pascal Schelbli
Additional Editing: Daniela Schramm Moura

Poem: Pascal Schelbli
Creative Translator: Zornitsa Dimitrova

Music: Alexander Wolf David, Petteri Sainio
Orchestration & Additional Composer: Meike Katrin Stein
Orchestra: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sound Design & Mixing: Robin Harff

Color Grading: Peter Hacker (fatrat Color Grading GmbH)

Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg