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Dec 12, 2010

German animator Moritz Mayerhofer, was accepted into the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, to study animation.

After three years, Moritz took up an exchange program at Gobelins, Paris. There he started the visual development and design for 'Urs', which was his thesis-project. He has since graduated with that film at the Institute of Animation at the Filmakademie.

Urs, is a touching and atmospheric CGI animated film about a son helping his aging by carrying her up a mountain to find a better life for each of them. Urs has garnered several awards globally and is a finalist in the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film.