animation filmmaker, compositor, set/prop/puppets
  1. Carrotica (2024)
  2. Pote de baise (Fuck Buddy) (2021)
  3. Love Theme (2021)
  4. do you even carrot all? (2018)
  5. Reach the Sky (2018)
  6. Hi, It’s Your Mother (2016)
  7. ‘‘Get Consent’’ Campaign (2016)

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©2024 Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Carrotica (coming soon)



Independent stop-motion short film, 11min 30s, 2024

16-year-old Nadav is writing an explicit gay erotica and his mother Shari, a Fertility Botanist, is busy working and falling in love with a sexy carrot. 



Written in 2018 at Kunstort ELEVEN residency in Baden Wurtemburg, reworked and storyboarded at the Open Workshop artist residency in Viborg, Denmark, and finally produced as part of the director’s Masters in Animation Direction at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam, Germany, Carrotica has been a labour of love.


DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
Carrotica ambitiously tackles a triple narrative in 13 minutes: the sexual reawakening of a middle-aged single mother, the anxious adolescence of a horny but stunted queer teenager writing a gay erotic story, and his erotic story- a sex encounter at a public swimming pool. The viewer is asked to work a fair bit to tie the ends together, meanwhile being entertained (or distracted) through colour, fantasy, and comedy. Protagnists without eyebrows and dots for eyes become relatable puppets for projection. Carrotica will make you laugh, cry, aroused, or scratch your head.



“Without inhibitions and with unrelenting humour, this stunningly detailed stop-motion film tells of life in a fantasy and the longing for intimacy and sexual self-understanding. Above all, it manages to maintain a balance between the characters’ idiosyncrasies and humour, as well as their shame and insecurities without ever diluting the emotional worlds.“

~ Jury of National Competition, Filmfest Dresden 36.



Script & Direction......Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Producer......................Luis Morat
DOP..............................Pip Kohler
Cast..............................Enaitz Greaney
                                       Summer Banks
                                       Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Animation...................Daniel Sterlin-Altman
                                       Anselm Mende
Set Design..................Laura Thiele
                                       Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Composer...................Lena Radivoj
Mixing Engineer........Anastasiia Nasonkina
Sound Design............Enrique Cuesta
Puppets......................Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Costumes...................Teresa Velten


Awards:
2024  *Cristal for a Graduation Film* Annecy International Animation Festival
2024  *Dušan Vukotić Award - Best Student Film* Animafest Zagreb
2024  *Golden Horseman Animated Film - National Competition* Filmfest Dresden 36.
2024   *Audience Award* Berliner Kurzfilmrolle

Festivals:
2024 Official Selection: National Competition- Filmfest Dresden, DE
2024 Official Selection: Xposed Queer Film Festival, DE
2024 Official Selection: Student Competition- Animafest Zagreb, HR

2024 Official Selection: Student Competition- Annecy International Animation Festival, FR
2024 Special Showcase "Midnight Madness": Guanajuato International Film Festival, MX
2024 Official Selection: Student Competition- Supertoon International Animation & Comics Festival, HR

2024 Official Selection: Student Competition- Anibar Animation Festival,XK




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© Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF 2024


Supported by:

Queerscope Funds
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Open Workshop- The Animation Workshop at VIA College




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