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Job, Joris & Marieke’s Newest Short ‘Otto’ Now Online

Touching, 10-minute CG-animated short from Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw is the follow-up to the Oscar-nominated ‘A Single Life.’

Academy Award-nominated animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke, based in The Netherlands, in Utrecht, has released its latest short film, Otto, online via The New Yorker Screening Room.

The touching, 10-minute CG-animated short tells the story of a woman who, after finding out she can’t have children, kidnaps a young girl’s imaginary friend. Watch it in the player below:

The official Dutch entry for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at this past February’s Oscar’s, Otto premiered as an official selection at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and continues to tour the festival circuit. The short film has received awards at the Holland Animation Film Festival, the Spokane International Film Festival, the Eindhoven Film Festival and the Vilnius International Film Festival.

Founded by Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw following their studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Job, Joris & Marieke is the creative force behind the Oscar-nominated short, A Single Life. Winning more than 15 international awards, A Single Life was released in theaters ahead of the Dutch box office hit Gooische Vrouwen 2, and in 2015 the film was nominated for an Academy Awards for Best Animated Short and for the Cartoon d’Or.

Source: Job, Joris & Marieke

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.