The little singular ones (Les petits singuliers)
Who are these different, mocked, and misunderstood characters? In 4 short stories, they reveal their singularity. There’s Nemo, trapped in a diving suit he never leaves, who eats, sleeps and goes to school in this strange equipment. There’s Paolo, who grows beautiful red flowers with his tears whenever he cries. There’s also the new elephant-headed pupil, rejected because of his funny face, and the orphan who draws beautiful birds in his notebooks and dreams of flying away with them.
- “Laïka et Nemo” by Jan Gadermann
- “Au bonheur de Paolo” by Thorsten Droessler and Manuel Schroeder
- “Le Garçon et l’Eléphant” by Sonia Gerbeaud
- “A la bonne place !” by Meinardas Valkevičius
A programme to celebrate singularity through inspiring stories with unique and captivating characters, whose journeys help children to build a model of acceptance and empathy.
Accessible from 6 years and over
- Jan Gadermann, Thorsten Droessler
- Manuel Schroeder
- Sonia Gerbeaud
- Meinardas Valkevičius
- Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, XBO Films, Meinart, Filmvermoegen Gmbh
Trailer und Fotos
Jan Gadermann, born in 1986, studied film and animation. He holds a master’s degree in animation from the Babelsberg Film University in Germany. He has written and directed two short films and is co-creator of a series of illustrated books. Laïka et Nemo is his graduation film.
- Laika & Nemo (court-métrage) 2022
- Pieter the pirate (court-métrage) 2013
Thorsten Droessler graduated from the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle in 2004 with a degree in animation, illustration and photography. His graduation film, Nebenan, won him a postgraduate scholarship. He works as a freelance animator and has collaborated on numerous international animated film productions since 2005. Au bonheur de Paolo is his first film as a director, co-directed with Manuel Schroeder.
Manuel Schroeder, born in 1986 in Sangerhausen, Germany, is an artist specialized in visual effects and motion design. He studied at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, focusing on product design, audiovisual media, and architecture. Since 2012, he has been working on a number of animations. Au bonheur de Paolo is his first film as a director.
Sonia Gerbeaud est née en 1984 à Toulouse. Après cinq années intenses passées aux Beaux-arts de Poitiers, elle réalise avec Mathias de Panafieu son premier court métrage d’animation, Oripeaux. Elle poursuit sa route entre voyage, illustration et écriture. En 2020, elle participe en tant que collaboratrice à la réalisation du documentaire animé de Mathias de Panafieu, C’était pas du Bourgogne. Le garçon et l’éléphant est son premier film écrit et réalisé seule.
- Le garçon et l’éléphant (court-métrage) 2023
- Oripeaux (court-métrage) 2014
Meinardas Valkevičius has been interested in animation since childhood. In 2010, he graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in the animation section. In 2012, he founded the animation studio “Meinart”, whose main goal is to create creative animation in search of new narrative forms. Meinardas’ aim is to invest part of the company’s profits in the creation of short animations and feature-length films that would encourage people to stop and think.
- À la bonne place (court-métrage) 2021