Jonatan Schwenk, born in Germany in 1987, is an independent filmmaker and animator, currently based in Kassel and Berlin.
His animated short „Sog“ received almost 40 awards and mentions (including the Annecy Cristal for a graduation film) and has been screened at renowned filmfestivals around the world, including SXSW, Palm Springs ShortFest, Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Flickerfest and many more.
As an animator and sound designer he already made it twice into the selection of the Berlinale.
Schwenk studies visual communication at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach and is guest student at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
as director and animator
-SISYPHOS BLUES (animated short, 2009, 04:49 min)
-MAISON SONORE (animated short, 2011, 04:44 min)
-NEUNUNDACHTZIG (animated short, 2012, 02:34 min)
-EINUNDZWANZIGZWÖLFZWÖLF (animation, 2012, 01:00 min)
-SOG (animated short, 2017, 10:14 min)
-THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD (short film by Dennis Stein-Schomburg, 2015)
as sound designer
-HOW TO DISAPPEAR (animated short by Merlin Flügel, 2011)
-BIII BIENNALE KICK-OFF (trailer by Marc Rühl, 2012)
-MY VALE (commercial by Dennis Stein-Schomburg, 2013)
-ECHO (animated short by Merlin Flügel, 2013)
-AFTER SCHOOL CLUB (trailer by Merlin Flügel, 2014)
-ROSA (short film by Matthias Lawetzky, 2014)
-A PLACE TO FIGHT (documentary by Matthias Lawetzky, 2015)
-RÄUBER UND GENDARM (animated short by Florian Maubach, 2017)
-RULES OF PLAY (animated short by Merlin Flügel, 2018)
MOVING AND STATIC IMAGES
– 2D-animation: variety of techniques like stopmotion and hand-drawn animation (TVPaint) up to 2D and 3D Animation)
– VFX, compositing, matchmoving
– sketches, storyboards, previsualization, visual concepts
– lighting miniatures (like stopmotion sets)
– Sound-Editing (ProTools and Nuendo)
– Sound design
– Kia Motors
– Mousonturm Frankfurt
– hfg Offenbach