Sverre Fredriksen | 2:15 | 2019 | Netherlands | Narrative
Human Nature is a short animation film about the love animals have for people, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause to us.
Sverre Fredriksen (1981) grew up in the woods of Norway. At the age of 8 he discovered the magic of animation, and started animating his toy dinosaurs.
While studying film in Australia he completed Power Up, his first film to be screened at international festivals. Shot on super 8 and animated frame by frame with spray paint and graffiti stencils it won the “Changemaker Award” in NYC in 2007.
Since then, Sverre has been exploring new territories of analogue animation and satisfied a wide range of international clients with his commissioned work. Highlights include the wood cut music video When I Am King, animations for the dutch feature film Hoe Overleef Ik Mezelf? and a 24 episode animation series featuring renowned philosophers.
In the short film Cloacinae, Sverre developed a new animation technique involving ice and shadowpuppets with artist Serge Onnen. Cloacinae premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017 and has been exhibited at art galleries in the Netherlands and China. Human Nature (2019) is Sverre’s most recent short film, a 2 minute stop-motion animation that will be screened in front of a blockbuster in dutch Pathé cinema’s this fall.