“Forget Me Not” from The Animation Workshop
If you need a break from the speed and greed of the media rush, I recommend watching “Forget Me Not,” a gentle animated short about friendship and letting go rendered in atmospheric 3D by students from The Animation Workshop in Denmark.
“Deep in the Norwegian forest, there is an old man, living an orderly and quiet life. Closed off from the rest of the world, he spends his days together with his lifelong friend, a troll.
“Together they share an everyday routine, drinking tea and taking care of each other. One day the troll begins to hint that the time has come for him to leave the comfort of their home.
“One morning, the troll is gone. Trying to restore balance to his life, the old man leaves his home in search of the troll, only to find himself getting lost in his own mind, entangled in his fears.
“In his darkest moment, he realizes that in order to find peace, he needs to accept the fate of his friend.”
School: The Animation Workshop
Director / Lighting Artist / Compositor: Katarina Lundquist
Animator / Designer / Production Manager: Mihaela Buzgan
Art Director / Painter / CG Artist: Maria Kruse
Animation Lead / Animator: Simone Linn Skorstad
Technical Director / CG Artist: Irmak Semiz
Animator / Storyboard Artist: Neil Ingle
Pipeline Manager / CG Artist / Lighting Artist:Astrid Brix Torø
Character Designer / Animator: Régis Marion
Environment Lead / Painter / CG Artist: Teoman Cardel
Animation TD / Animator: Mario Stefan Grosu
Modeler / CG Artist: Alexander Jensen
Story Consultant: Ingvild Marie Methi
Pipeline TD / Render Wrangler: Kim Strandli