Fritzi & Sophie - a boundless friendship
TV Series in production, 8 x 22 min
Based on the animated movie FRITZI – A REVOLUTIONARY TALE (2019), which depicts the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 in Leipzig from the perspective of a 12‐year‐old girl, the TV series delves into the themes of everyday life in the GDR and tells the parallel story of Fritzi’s friend Sophie, who dares the dramatic escape to the West with her mother to start a new life in the FRG.
The series FRITZI & SOPHIE is produced entirely in Germany. As co‐producers, the studios of Balance Film & TrickStudio Lutterbeck, which have proven themselves with the FRITZI feature film, have joined forces with Studio Filmbilder.
The animation is done with motion capture technology, which is further processed in the 3D software Blender.
The series will premiere on ARD in the fall of 2024.
A co-production of Balance Film, TrickStudio Lutterbeck, Studio Filmbilder
Directors Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn, Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Producers Ralf Kukula, Richard Lutterbeck, Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Production Supervisor Christian Asmussen
Screenplay Beate Völcker
Dramaturg Martin Muser
Art Director Alex Tiedtke
Storyboard Alex Tiedtke, Olaf Kamin, Felix Herzog, Katrina Biedenbender, and many more
Set Design Sven Höffer, Dominik Spitol
Animation Olaf Kamin, Simone Loose, Josie Steinmetz, Anita Andriskowska, Jule Imbusch, Patrick Knott, Wolfram Kampffmeyer, Noemi Kramer, and many more
Outlining Tsuyo Grohé, Saskia Kowollik
CG Supervisor & Blender Mentor Christoph Werner
Compositing Jan Mildner, Patrick Knott
Music André Dziezuk