Teddy - a short film by Christiaan Moleman

RESEARCH - STORY - PRODUCTION - THOUGHTS

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Before all else, you have to do your homework.

The inspiration for Teddy came from the 2004 documentary Death in Gaza. That, and the never-ending barrage of images on the news. So, Palestine. I wanted to avoid being too obvious with the theme, preferring to use only visuals to evoke the setting and lend an air of authenticity without hitting people over the head with it.

This in mind, I set out to collect reference pictures and videos and newspaper clippings, of Gaza, of children, of Israeli soldiers, of toys and teddies...

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The characters were loosely based on people in the photos I found. I did sketches based on these, then moved into a more stylized design, trying to still keep the essence of the characterů


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