The Berlin-based foundation Nipkow Programme awards Martin Kleinmichel a fellowship for the development of Watching the ball. Martin will spend his residency in Berlin to prepare the visual storytelling for film and to get everything ready for production.
Animators and producers from nine different countries were gathered together for the Exchange Forum in Belgrade. How many of them will work together on the film? I really hoped for a production with a team as diverse as possible. And many mails and hours of skype conferences later we startthe project with a crowd of ten from six different countries. There is Anastasia Tasic, Krunoslav Jovic, Nenad Krstic, Uroš Krčadinac, Vid Rajn from Serbia, Ivan Ramadan from Bosnia, Tatiana Moshkova from Russia, Katre Haav from Estonia, Scotsman Steward Comrie as well as Michael Schwertel, Martin Kleinmichel and Till Laßmann from Germany.