I had the pleasure to work with the animator Ani Antonova
and create the handdrawn documentary animation "The Outlander".
The film is about the 16th Century elephant Süleyman, who makes a long journey from Ceylon to Portugal, then walks the whole way from Lisbon to Vienna trough the Alps for five months. Being a living royal gift is not an easy job, where even the death is not a peaceful end.
"The Outlander" is based on the historical research of Dr. Annemarie Jordan Gschwend and is a cooperation between "Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias" (Lisbon, Portugal) and the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Sankt Pölten, Austria).
screenwriter & director: Ani Antonova
animation: Ani Antonova, Dimiter Ovtcharov
compositing: Dimiter Ovtcharov
sound design: Valeria Popova
animation supervisor: Pedro Serrazina
producer: Omega Films
Film Type: Animation, Documentary, Short
Runtime: 5 minutes 16 seconds
Completion Date: October 7, 2018
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Hand-drawn animation, Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Film Color: Black & White