Santa Forgot

A wonderful film to be involved in and for such an important cause. Heres the latest christmas film I directed called Santa Forgot, produced at Aardman Animations for Alzheimer's Research UK.  #SantaForgot #IBelieve

Santa Forgot - Christmas film for Alzheimer's Research UK Director: Åsa Lucander © Aardman Animations Ltd 2016 Produced at: Aardman Animations Client: Alzheimer's Research UK Agency: Freuds Original Story: James Fentiman @ Freuds Voiced by: Stephen Fry Music: Hannah Peel Producer: Jason Bartholomew Project Manager: Hazel See Art&Design: Åsa Lucander Background Design: Marc Moynihan, Henry St Leger, Åsa Lucander Storyboard: Andy Janes Animation: Kim Alexander, Andy Fossey, Charlie Miller, Joe Wood, Phil Parker Compositing: Spencer Cross, Alex King Edit: Dan Hembery Sound: Laura Izzard


Lots has happened since last, and have been a bit absent on the blog posts... But here is a little update:)

In january this year we moved to Bristol. Hard to leave London after 14 years, but excited for new challenges and adventures that awaits. I'm being represented as a director at Aardman and been very busy since we moved.

This is my new work colleague that sits next to me:)

Toy workshop

I just got back from Frankfurt Book fair (which I will write more on later) where I held a kids workshop. Each kid was suppose to make their own Lost toy; create them, give them a name and a place where they were found, and then the toys would become part of my Lost Property installation.

I had made some shapes in preparation, and below is a little guide to the different steps.
Very optimistic thinking from my part, as we didnt have much time in the end for the workshop... But it was a wonderful, slightly chaotic, fun rumble of sewing, cutting, gluing, lots of sign language (the kids were german school kids, and my german is limited to say the least:) and racing time. But we had a laugh and at least we didnt get bored:)  Kids are just the most wonderful, appreciative little creatures to work with.


im excited to tell you about an exhibition im part of - BY (meaning: village).  It’s a collective exhibition together with a group of nine Finnish illustrators. The aim is to reach international audiences with a playful mobile exhibition that will delve into the world of illustration and animation and will be on tour in Europe this year and next.

The idea was to construct a flexible exhibition module around the illustrators work, but at the same time function as a visual entity. The idea and visualization was conjured up by the great Curator and Exhibition Artist, Bo Haglund and produced by the brilliant and fantastic to work with, Johanna Stenback (Jokowski) and co-produced by lovely Åsa Lönnqvist, Pro Artibus.

The other tremendous artists are, Malin Ahlsved, Linda Bondestam, Lena Frölander-Ulf, Anna Härmälä, Maija Hurme, Veronica Lassenius, Christel Rönns and Kasper Strömman.

Each artist was given a container in a shape of a house, that opens up and the illustrator could exhibit his or her art inside the container. I made my container into a Lost Property Office, reflecting the look of my latest shortfilm. I also have projections of different animations and the Lost Property film displayed in the house.

Over the summer the exhibition was set up in Finland and this week, from the 8-12.10, the exhibition begins its international tour in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Finland will be the theme country of 2014.

here's a picture of my container from the exhibition in Finland.


Lost Property

For the last year Ive been mainly working on my latest short film, Lost Property. Its been such a interesting and challenging project. And im so excited that its finally finished and ready to do the festival run, starting off with its premier in Edinburgh Film Festival on the 26th of June.

Check out the Edinburgh Film Festival programme here:

A little synopsis about the film:

In a Lost Property Office a kind old Man is working behind the desk. Every day an old Lady comes into this office looking for something she has lost. She presents the man with a photograph of the item. He takes her through the corridor of doors into rooms that are filled with Lost Property. Carefully and magically categorized into rooms per items. Every day the old Lady comes into the Office presenting a new item that has been lost and everyday he tries to help her find it. Each day that passes, expectations are being faltered, hopes are being faded and the loss feels stronger. Desperate to help the fragile old Lady the man persists and his efforts increase. The increased effort seems to make each room more magical and enchanting than its predecessor. The rooms get deeper, the dreams gets higher and the experience gets richer. But will she find what she's looking for in the end?

Trailer for the film:

Come back and check out future posts explaining more about the film, the story behind it, how it came about, behind the scenes, and so on..:)

til then, cheers for stopping by