Duck, Death and the Tulip

Shortfilm, 10:40 min

A duck meets the Death. Death has a lot of time. And so the two talk and learn a lot about themselves - and about life.

DUCK, DEATH AND THE TULIP is TrickStudio’s 3rd film adaptation based on a children’s book by Wolf Erlbruch (see also: THE BIG QUESTION & THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MOLE WHO KNEW THAT IT WAS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS). The illustrator himself closely supervised and advised the production. The performance of the dubbing actors Harry Rowohlt and Anna Thalbach, who lend character and expressiveness to the characters, is also excellent. The short film has been shown at many festivals worldwide and has won numerous awards.

Director Matthias Bruhn
Producer Richard Lutterbeck
Voice actors Anna Thalbach, Harry Rowohlt, Gregor Höppner
Screenplay Matthias Bruhn
Music Alex Flucht
Soundstudio SoundVision
Coproducer WDR, Evangelisches Medienhaus GmbH Stuttgart
Funded by Filmstiftung NRW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, BKM
Year of Production 2010


Seal of approval: „Highly recommended“ Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010

Short Film of the Month Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010

Animation Film Award 15th Schlingel, International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Chemnitz, Germany, 2010

Special mention International Jury 5th ANIMEST, Bucharest International Animation Festival, Romania, 2010

Best Film from 10 to 25 Minutes Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010

Best Children’s Film 2010 29th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Children´s Film Festival, Sweden

2011 Silver World Medal: Children’s / Youth Program New York Festivals, USA, 2011

F.W. Murnau Shortfilm Award Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Stiftung, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2011

Tricks for Kids: Best Children’s Film Festival of animated Film Stuttgart, Germany, 2011

Friese-Award 13th Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2011

Audience Award: Best Animation Film 18th Open Eyes Filmfest Marburg, Germany, 2011

Animation Award 5th Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2011