Episode 3: DRAGON RIDER director Tomer Eshed
Updated: Nov 8, 2018
Berlin-based Tomer Eshed is currently directing his first feature length animated film, DRAGON RIDER, produced by Constantine films.
Our conversation covered a wide range of topics, including:
- Why go for realistic CG animation, and how his stories could only be told that way.
- How he uses technical challenges to motivate his crew.
- How he went from releasing his thesis film into being offered to direct a feature film.
- The unique opportunities Germany offers to short film directors.
- Working in a distributed production structure.
- How overlapping stages (story and animation) can be bad but also good to a project.
- Why it is okay to cry from time to time.
Tomer's short films are some of the funniest I’ve seen.
Our Wonderful Nature, which is about the water shrew’s secret mating habits:
Flamingo Pride, which is about the only hetrosexual flamingo in a flamingo pride parade:
The Common Chameleon - which is about a chameleon with an insatiable appetite.
The title image for this episode is from The Common Chameleon by Tomer Eshed.
Opening and closing song: "14 Days" by Akın Sevgör.
Next week I'll be back with Episode 4 featuring Aaron Nee, who along with his brother Adam, is attached to direct Sony Picture’s new “MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE” franchise reboot, as well as write Warner Brother’s MINECRAFT.