Richard The Stork

Tobias Genkel, Reza Memari

Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Norway, United States , 2017 / 85 min / Luxembourgish OV / Animation, Adventure, 3D

Luxembourgish Premiere
In the presence of the film’s crew.

Small birds, big clatter.

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind, since he would not survive the journey to Africa. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own, joined by an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet. Along their epic journey, the tiniest stork must learn to see himself as the greatest sparrow to unleash his true potential and be reunited with his family.

A fresh and entertaining, yet deeply touching animated feature.

Cast & Credits
Reza Memari
Johannes Dekko
Stephane Lecocq
Den Siste Skilling, Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Melusine Productions, Ulysses Filmproduktion, Walking the Dog, Senator Film München
Studio 352
Vincent De Sloover, Denis Figueiredo, Anna Masquelier, Amnon Schwarz

Tobias Genkel, born in 1970, studied graphic design at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences and started working as background designer and layouter before coming up with his own animation film ideas. After several stints co-directing, he debuted as director for the series “Hotze”. Reza Memari was born in Iran, but fled with his family to Germany as a kid. He started working in the film industry against his father’s will and gained a reputation as editor and production manager. “Richard the Stork” is his first film as a director.

  • 2015, Richard the Stork
  • 2015, All Creatures Big and Small
  • 2011, Thor : Legend of the Magical Hammer
  • 2007, Das doppelte Lottchen
  • 2003, Werner – Gekotzt wird später !
  • 2001, Kommando Störtebeker