Animation short ‘As Boys Grow’


A short animation I directed about a boy who sneezes jazz musicians when he sees a beautiful girl. The animation was shown on festivals all over the world, from Canada to Iran, from the Czech Republic to Estonia. In 2013 this one won a ‘Golden Goat’ for best short at the Ale Kino! festival in Poland.

Here the first character sketches:


Story: Mieke de Jong Production: Marleen Slot (Viking film),
Lemming film Animation: Ferry van Schijndel, Charlotte van Otterloo
Camera: Sarah Vlamings, Daniel Bouquet
Music: Rob van Gameren
Sound effects: Any Colour You Like
Styling: Martine van den Enden

Little Big Shots – Melbourne – Australie
Tehran International Animation festival – Tehran – Iran
Brussels Short Film Festival – Brussels – Belgium
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Tallinn – Estland
Zlinfest – Zlin – Tschjechie
Montreal International Childrens Film Festival – Montreal – Canada
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! – Poznan – Polen
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – Stuttgart – Germany
Dok Leipzig – Leipzig – Germany
KINOdiseea – Bucuresti – Roemenie
Odense International Film Festival – Odense – Denemarken
International Film Festival NUEVA MIRADA for Children and Youth – Buenos Aires – Argentinie
Festival du film Saint Paul Troix Chateaux -Saint Paul Troix Chateaux – Frankrijk
Festival du film d’animation pour la jeunesse – Bourg-en-Bresse – Frankrijk
Holland Animation Film Festival – Utrecht – Holland
NPO Cultura – HAFF 30 jaar! – tv