Battling Toward the Olympics, Norwegian-Style

Prodco Animasjonsdepartementet, Mill+ Studio and director Martin Engh spin a Norwegian folktale and cross-country skiing triple olympic champion Marit Bjørgen into an inspired mix of 2D hand animation, 3D, camera projection, and compositing, all inspired by the style of 19th century Norwegian illustrator Theodor Kittelsen and propelled with music/sound design by Echoic.

Client: Tine Milk
Agency: TRY/Apt
Production Company: Animasjonsdepartementet
Director: Martin Engh
Producer: Jakob Thommessen
Post-Production / VFX Company: The Mill
VFX Producer: Alex Finch
2D Lead Artist: Matt Whitewood
3D Lead Artist: Matt Whitewood
Art Director: Antar Walker
Compositors: Matt Whitewood, Shaun Leong-Williams
2D (Cell animation): Matt Partridge, Roly Edwards, Freya Barnsley
Matte painting:: German Casado
Concept Artist: Aurelien Ronceray
Artwork: Charles Bigeast
Colourist: Mick Vincent
Music & Sound Design: Echoic