We’ve been tracking Kajsa Næss’ hand-drawn feature Titina for several years now, and we’re thrilled that we now get to share an exclusive making-of video about the film.
Titina is currently doing the festival rounds. It just finished screening at the New York International Children’s Film Festival and won the Tokyo Anime Award Festival’s excellence award. The film’s producers, Mikrofilm in Norway and Vivi Film in Belgium, were also nominated for European producers of the year at this month’s Cartoon Movie pitching and co-production forum in Bordeaux, France.
In addition to sharing the behind-the-scenes video, Næss joined Cartoon Brew to discuss developing the film’s look, animating history, and adding levity to a grounded story.
Cartoon Brew: In telling a true-ish story, you were faced with the task of animating real people from history. How did you approach that challenge?
Kajsa Næss:All the main characters, most of the Norwegians, and the airship crew are based on …