Oscar Short Film Winners 2014

Animated Short Film Winner: Mr. Hublot

Mr Hublot lives in a world where characters made partially of mechanical parts, driving huge vehicles, rub shoulders with each other. A world where the giant scale of machines and the relentless use of salvaged materials reign supreme.

A withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, Mr Hublot is scared of change and the outside world. His solution: he doesn’t step foot outside his apartment! The arrival of the dog Robot Pet will turn his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion…

Mr Hublot is a short movie
Produced by ZEILT productions
according to Stéphane Halleux’s Universe.
Written and Directed by Laurent Witz
Co-Directed by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Live-Action Short Film Winner: Helium

Shortfilm directed by Anders Walter and produced by Kim Magnusson & Tivi Magnusson for M&M Productions. The film is shortlisted for an Oscar for “Best live action short” 2014.


Enzo: Casper Crump
Alfred: Pelle Falk Krusbæk
Sanja: Marijana Jankovic

Production Company: M&M Productions
Producer: Kim & Tivi Magnusson
Director: Anders Walter
Writer: Anders Walter & Christian Gamst Miller-Harris
Executive Producers: Andreas Rostock, Henrik Gugge Garnov & Lasse Marcussen
Cinematography: Rasmus Heise
Editing: Lars Wissing
Line Producer: Gabriela Uweis
Original Music: Rasmus Walter
Sounddesigner: Henrik Gugge Garnov
Artdirection: Louise Rathje
Post pro. Facilities: Cameo Film
Post pro. Producer: Andreas Rostock
VFX: Bjørn Munch
Colorgrading: Lasse Marcussen
3D Facilities: Ghost
3D Producer: Rikke Gjerløv Hansen
3D Supervisor/Renderlead: Esben Syberg
3D Model/Texture: Oldrich Holy
Mattepainting: Anders Walter
Recording engineer: Mikkel Furbo

Documentary Short Film Winner: The Lady in Number 6

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (dir: Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed)

The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational stories ever told. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and oldest holocaust survivor, shares her views on how to live a long happy life. She discusses the vital importance of music, laughter and having an optimistic outlook on life. This powerfully inspirational video tells her amazing story of survival and how she managed to use her time in a Nazi concentration camp to empower herself and others with music.

Via Shortoftheweek.