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Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)

A Stork's Journey (aka. Richard The Stork)

Project information

Talent Reza Memari
Role of participant Screenwriter
Director Toby Genkel & Reza Memari
Producer Kristine Knudsen, etc.
Screenwriter Reza Memari
Status finished

Production details

Running time 85 min
Genre Animated Fiction
Year of production 2017
Countries of Production Belgium , Germany , Luxembourg , Norway
Production Companies
Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur GmbH (D)
NDR
Walking The Dog (Belgium)
Ulysses Film GmbH (D)
Melusine Productions (LUX)
Den Siste Skilling (Norway)
Website http://www.richardthestork.com


Logline

A young sparrow who thinks he's a stork goes all the way to Africa to prove it to his stork foster parents.


still / picture for Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)
still / picture for Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)
still / picture for Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)
still / picture for Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)
still / picture for Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, Großes Geklapper (aka. Richard Der Storch)


Synopsis

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is.


Participation in international festivals / awards

BERLINALE
TIFF KIDS
SHANGHAI INT. FILM FESTIVAL
ANNECY
LUXEMBOURG INT. FILM FESTIVAL
INT. TRICK FILM FESTIVAL STUTTGART
ANIMA BRUSSELS ANIMATION FESTIVAL
DER GOLDENE SPATZ