INSTITUTE: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
SYNOPSIS: A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss on how to kill the animal in the little box. One after the other, they try in turn to overcome the sadistic fantasies of the others, until also a stranger’s suggestion to let the little animal free turns out to be a sick manipulation. But as the macabre game unfolds to the point of losing control, both victim and tormentor suffer the same fate.
PROFILE: Shadi Adib was born in Tehran. Her passion for drawing lead her to obtain a B.D. as graphic designer from Tehran’s Fine Art Faculty and her M.A. as animation director. She then worked in Tehran as a concept designer and animator, until she moved to Germany to study at the Animationsinstitut der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Right from the beginning her initial project Filmfabrik was chosen to be the ITFS Trailer for 2015. Shadi developed and animated two films for the Haus der Geschichte Stuttgart. In Tehran she worked on her shortfilm Like a Dream (“Best Film” 4th Tehran Urban Film Festival) and on the many times awarded short Alzheimer (i.a. “Golden Prize for the best animation” 8th Tehran Animation Festival). Her latest film Fuse was drawn entirely on paper and features among others Nick Cave as one of the main voice actors.