An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
Stop motion animation (puppets) - 44 min.
Position: animator, set dresser, puppet maker
Production company:Beast Animation (BE), Vivement Lundi ! (FR), Pedri Animation (NL) Directed by:Emma De Swaef & Marc Roels Producers: Koen Vermaanen, Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul, Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Peter Mansfelt, Paul Mathot. Main Cast: Jan Decleir, Gaston Motambe, Wim Willaert, Goua Grovogui, Sébastien Dewaele, Angelo Tijssens Animation: Elodie Ponçon, Particia Sourdès, Iris Alexandre, Mirjam Plettinx, Andreas De Ridder Sound Design: Bram Meindersma First AD: Dorien Schetz Editing: Mark James Roes & Emma De Swaef Photography - DOP: Marc James Roels Art Direction: Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef Character Design: Emma De Swaef Chef Déco: Jean-Marc Ogier Post-production: Marc James Roels, Karel Van Gucht
Ce magnifique Gâteau ! - teaser
Dimitri, a little bird from northern Europe, has landed on the plains of Ubuyu in Africa. Every day, he learns to overcome his fears and discovers a world full of surprises. In Ubuyu, being different is an asset that he will share with Makeba the giraffe, Oko the zebra and Pili the meerkat.
Stop motion animated series 26x5’ (two seasons) + 26’ TV special
Production company: Vivement Lundi! (FR), Beast Animation (BE), Nadadsy Films (CH) Directed by: Agnes Lecreux Co-directed by: Ben Tesseur and Steven De Beul Producers: Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul Animation: Andreas De Ridder, Mirjam Plettinx, Maarten Van Rooy, Rosanne Janssens, Elodie Ponçon, Gilles Coirier, Julia Peguet, Benjamin Botella, Luis Ignacio De Marco, Juan Soto Fernandez, Patricia Sourdès, Michael Hughes, Marjolaine Parot, David Thomasse, Souad Wedell, Cyril Maddalena, Goulwen Merret, Violaine Picaut, Francesca Ferrario, Samuel Maréchal, Sylvain Derosne Music: Hans Helewaut Scripts: Matthieu Chevallier & Agnès Lecreux DOP: Simon Filliot, Steven Frederickx Distributor: France Télévisions
Dimitri - Teaser
It’s a beautiful day. Mister Paper goes out for a walk. He finds a few old newspapers, takes out his scissors and starts cutting what he needs for the stroll: a hat against the sun and a dog against his loneliness. When he arrives at a river, he cuts a bridge to walk across. And when the dog gets hungry, Mister Paper cuts a sausage. When Mister Paper arrives home with no more newspaper left, he folds the dog into a bird so that it can sing him a goodnight song. What a lovely day it was.
Cut out animation – 7 min
Production company: A Private View (BE), Beast Animation (BE), Viking Film (NL) Directed by: Steven De Beul and Ben Tesseur Script: Mieke de Jong, based on the book by Elvis Peeters and Gerda Dendooven Producers: Karlijn Van De Cruys, Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem Co-producers: Marleen Slot, Koen Vermaanen, Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul Animation: Mirjam Plettinx, Iris Alexandre Photography - DOP: Steven Frederickx Sound Design: Jan Schermer Music: Stijn Cole, Tom Pintens Post-production: FLOW postproduction Amsterdam
Mister Paper - teaser
Stop motion series 26 x 5’
Rintje is a puppy dog who discovers the world the same way a child does; playful with a good appetite for adventure. In this pre-school series, he goes to school for the first time, has a birthday celebration, stays over at granny’s and gets his first vaccination…
A couple of design sketches I made of the props and furniture in Rintje's kitchen, vs the end result. All designs were based on Sieb Posthuma's illustrations.
George & Paul
2016 Stop-motion series (26 x 5 min.)
In the world of George and Paul, everything – including themselves – is created out of wooden blocks! George and Paul have many great adventures, in which they use their environment to create things and to solve problems. In their world, everything is possible; it all depends on the creativity, technical skills and imagination of these two friends. In the end, everything in life comes down to having fun. Enjoy it and think positive!
Production company: Pedri Animation (NL), Beast Animation (BE) Directed by: Joost van de Bosch and Erik Verkerk Producers: Paul Mathot, Peter Mansveld, Thomas Hietbrink, Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul, Koen Vermaanen. Animation:Andreas De Ridder, Mirjam Plettinx, Iris Alexandre, Rosanne Janssens, Soetkin Verstegen, Elmer Kaan Music: Sander Houtman Scripts: Marc Veerkamp, Jimmy Simons DOP: Steven Frederickx Distributor: Distribution360, The Licensing Company
George & Paul - teaser
A couple of little animations I made in my spare time!
Beastie Birthday Wishes
A selection of commercials I’ve worked on, as animator, designer, or both.
De Tijd - BEAR
Client: De Tijd Agency: FamousGrey Design:Britt Raes Animation: Mirjam Plettinx
Client: Granini Agency: The Film Makers Direction: Steven De Beul & Ben Tesseur Production: Beast Animation DOP: Steven Frederickx
Made-Up (2009) was my bachelor film at Luca School of Arts, about a hesitant girl who loses herself in a visual world.
Animation: Mirjam Plettinx Sound Design: Istvan Leel-Össy Music: Mario Reget Editing:Karel Van Gucht Post-production: Jaclien Bartels, Mirjam Plettinx Festival screenings: Anima - Brussels Animation Film Festival 2011, Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy 2010, 9th International Student Film and Video Festival of the Beijing Film Academy 2010, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2010, Elles Tournent / Dames Draaien 2010, Vimeo Staff Pick.
And in 2014 I graduated at KASK School of Arts with my short film Mie.
Story and animation: Mirjam Plettinx Mentor: Evelyn Verschoore Sound design & mixage: Karel Van Gucht, Patrik Berx Typografie: Mario Debaene Festival screenings: Anima - Brussels Animation Film Festival 2016, Animac - International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia 2016, Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy 2015, Monstra - Lisbon Animated Festival 2015, Anibar Animation Festival 2015, and others.