Thank you for your interest in 'Kicker'. With this short film I (Marc Hermann) returned to computer animation after a very long break. I created the film in my spare time between June 2001 and February 2003.
‘Kicker’ has been screened at several festivals (e.g. at the Berlinale 2005), won the award for the best short film at the Bitfilm Festival, and a one minute cut-down version was shown to an audience of about 5 million viewers before the most popular German sports program on national TV (the “Sportschau” on ARD).
On this website you can read how the film was made in the the production notes, or you might want find out about upcoming and previous screenings. And maybe you even decide to shop for 'Kicker'-shirts at my online store.
You can watch 'Kicker' for your private entertainment. Any distribution or public screening without the authors consent is not allowed.
Share the link to kickerfilm.de, not the file.
Without the help of others this film could never have been finished.
Therefore I thank
- Patrick Spitzer
(critique and continuous support)
- Dirk Rathje
(idea for the opening title)
- Rosis Bar in Hamburg, St. Pauli
(kicker table for reference photos)
- the Lightwave-3D-Forum
(fast answers to technical questions)
- as well as
and my family.