Charged Studios’ Falling Up Short Wins Brooklyn Film Fest Audience Award
In 2005, while working at a TV production studio in Brussels, Belgium, she began developing the storyline and creative concept for ‘Falling Up.’ The following year she made the move to Brooklyn, New York and began working with Charged on a number of TV spots before becoming the company’s first Artist in Residence.
Djuna continues to balance her independent animated projects with work on Charged Studios’ diverse mix of spots and long-form content, including the animated pilots, ‘Tomatoes’' (MTV) and ‘Glenn Martin, DDS’ (Nick at Nite) and well as spots and projects for Subway, Ad Council, Time Suck, Popsicle Stick Theater and Ariel.
The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is an International competitive event. Its mission is to support artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists, while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. BFF is a not-for-profit organization supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
CHARGED STUDIOS has been bringing wit, originality and punch to the art of visual storytelling through a mix of animation, puppetry, live-action and visual effects for over 10 years. Our collaborative design, CGI, live-action production, editorial, music and sound studio is a creative haven for a diverse mix of artists with a shared passion for creating fresh, compelling spots, network media content and film that push the envelope.
At the helm of Charged is Adam Pierce, an award-winning producer, director, writer and animator. With his eye on the big picture, Adam skillfully takes the reins of every project, guiding each from concept to completion. Adam’s philosophy and artistic aesthetic is reflected in an innovative environment driven by imagination, enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking, which raises the bar on every project that comes through our door.
Charged Studios is a self-contained one-stop creative world, complete with animation and CGI stations, an editing studio, a fully-equipped workshop, sound booth and mixing studio; and a full complement of state-of-the-art camera equipment, lighting grids and tabletop sets give us the flexibility to shoot everything from stop-motion to live action. Some of our recent work includes, CGI and live-action national spots such as Eat Fresh for Subway and Howard Johnson’s Go Happy, Go HoJo campaign, as well as political spots for MoveOn.org and a PSA for the Ad Council. We’ve also produced long-form broadcast television, including the Court TV/Comedy Central puppet-series Smoking Gun TV. Recently we had the opportunity to work directly with Michael Eisner, of Paramount and Walt Disney Co. fame, creating Nick-at-Nite’s animated pilot, Glenn Martin, DDS.
Project: Animated short film (9-minutes)
Title: FALLING UP (2011 world premiere/The Brooklyn Film Festival)
Trailer: Web: www.fallingupmovie.com
‘Falling Up’ Website: www.fallingupmovie.com
Production, Animation Company: Charged Studios/NY
Director: Djuna Wahlrab
Executive Producer: Adam Pierce
Cinematographer: Adam Miller
Production Design: Will Pike
Lead Animators: Kevin Coyle, Eileen Kohlhepp, Adam Pierce
Editorial Company: Charged Studios/NY
Editor: Djuna Wahlrab
Music + Sound Company: Charge Studios/NY
Sound Design: Evan Benjamin, Bruce Pross
Original Music Score: Jon Guerra, Josiah Wahlrab
Music Director, Producer & Engineer: James Auwarter