The Hopper

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Animated film from Denmark and Germany, 17 minutes

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 2: 4pm-7:15pm

Directed by Alex Brüel Flagstad
Produced by Alex Brüel Flagstad

Clay-Motion, Stash House Stick-Ups, West Baltimore, and fluffy pancakes. The Hopper is not your average clay-animation story. 16 year-old Dexter lives with his grandmother in West Baltimore, Maryland. One night Dexter and his friend Kevin rob local drug dealers, but things do not work out as planned and violence spins out of control.

About the Director

Alex Brüel Flagstad started his film career working at Nordic Film Studios in Lyngby. In 2001, Alex entered the Danish Media School, studying photography and manuscript-writing. Alex directed and filmed several short features and music videos. Alex has been making music videos, cinema and TV spots as well as short films in clay, writing, developing, animating and filming his material under the artist synonym Porkfish.


2012 Harlem International Film Festival (USA) – Best Animation
2012 Roseville Animation Festival (USA) – Jury Award Best International Animated Short Film
2012 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival (USA) – Best Short Animation
2012 The Los Angeles Cinema Festival Of Hollywood (USA) – Best Animation
2012 New Orleans Film Festival (USA) – The Honorable Mention Award
2013 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Filmfestival (USA) – Honorable Mention In The Experimental/Animation Category
2013 Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico) – Best Animation
2013 Shanghai International Film Festival (China) – Best Animation Film
2013 New Directors/New Films Festival (Portugal) – Best Animation Short Film
2013 Openeyes Filmfest Marburg (Germany) – 3rd Prize (Section: Animation)
2013 Brno International Short Film Festival (Czech Republic) – Special Mention
2014 Internationales Filmwochenende Wãœrzburg (Germany) – Audience Award
2014 International Film Festival Detective Fest (Russia) – Special Prize


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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