About

YEAR 2013

SECTION Shorts Program Films Presented by YouTube

COUNTRY Denmark

RUN TIME 6 min

LANGUAGE No Language

The Tupilaq is both a symbol of the spirit of a forefather and a curse. This personal and moving short film revolves around the themes of cultural alienation, abuse, and the contrast between mythological Greenlandic nature and Western urban culture.

Screens With:
Animation Spotlight

EMAIL Pernille.Kabell@Wilfilm.Dk

COMPANY Wil Film

Credits

Animator
Color Grader
Composer
Director
Editor
Executive Producer
Producer
Screenwriter

Artist Bio

Director Jakob Maqe was born in Nuuk, Greenland, and moved to Aalborg, Denmark, when he was two years old. He earned a bachelor's degree in character animation, animation, design, and illustration at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, in 2007. Maqe has worked as an animator, director, background artist, previsualization artist, and stills photographer. Tupilaq is Maqe´s debut as director.