Program 2019

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"Manou The Swift"

Andrea Block (LUXX Film), Christian Haas (LUXX Film)

LUXX FILM has completed its first animated full CG Feature film called MANOU THE SWIFT with LUXX STUDIOS. They will present character animation, flying bird flocks, fluids and storm cloud effects including lighting&rendering with exempts of pipeline structure needed for an 1585 shot VFX and Animation show.

The movie tells the story of MANOU who strives to swim, fish and fly like a seagull and fails tremendously. When seagulls and swifts get into trouble MANOU fights like a hero – as best mix of inventive swift and courageous seagull.

Andrea Block

Andrea Block, CEO, Producer and VFX Director, LUXX Studios / LUXX Film,

After beginning a career as an architect, Andrea went to Filmakademie Ludwigsburg to study film and media. She co-founded LUXX Studios in 2006, specializing in VFX and animation, and LUXX Film in 2012, which focuses on the development and production of films. In 2018, she co-directed animated feature Manou the Swift.

Christian Haas

Christian Haas, CEO and Founder, LUXX Studios / LUXX Film,

Christian studied at Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg for six years before starting his career in the visual effects industry as a 3D artist, effects specialist, and on-set supervisor. His credits include effects for White House Down, Grand Budapest Hotel and Independence Day: Resurgence. In 2018, he co-directed the animated feature film Manou the Swift.

Manou the Swift: Feature 88 min, Directors and Producers: Christian Haas, Andrea Block
Independence Day : Resurgence: Feature 120 min, Director: Roland Emmerich
Grand Budapest Hotel: Feature 120 min. Director: Wes Anderson
White House Down: Feature 130 min. Sony, Director: Roland Emmerich

LUXX FILM is specialized in Content Creation + Production for Visual Effects and Animation. Successful since 2012, with experience, knowledge and dedication. Developed two original scripts, supported three coproductions and released its first animated feature 2019.

+ Original content creation 
+ Visual development 
+ Preproduction
+ Postproduction Management
+ Financing & Production

LUXX FILM is situated in Stuttgart, Germany - hometown of FMX and ITFS.  In Cooperation with LUXX Studios for VFX and Animation Services, LUXX Film may offer extra benefits to your Production.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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