Sara Koppel (born 1970) is one of the last standing animators in Denmark, who is still drawing on paper, an art she have been practicing since she as a 14 year old school tired kid started on tegnedrengene and Swan Film on Valhalla back in 1984.
Since then, she have been working on most major animation movies and loads of commercials and short films in the 80’s and 90’s with Jannik Hastrup and A. film.
In 2002 – when most of the business was moving on to CGI and computer animation – Sara started her own studio, and took the handdrawn animation in a more artistic direction, still making animation for a lot of other films and commercials, but also using animation as installations in art exibitions and last but not least – making her own virtuos animated shortfilms.
Saras technique is still the old school disney cartoon handdrawn animation, where every second of film is approximately 12 original drawings, every one of them drawn from scratch with pencil on paper.
The coloring is made in the computer but always in a way that keeps the structure of the paper and pencil, a style that makes the films very alive and organic, a style that seemed perfect for the films that made her a world wide pioneer in erotic animation film:
She have been around the world and received more than 20 awards with her virtuos and sensual shorts, be it the thoughtprovoking “Seriously Deadly Silence” (2015), the sex-educational “Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness” (2013) or the erotic “Naked Love – Ea’s Garden” (2012), and she is currently working on her biggest film so far, the erotic epos “We Got Lost on the Other Side of Wilderness” (coming out 2016).
Trollywood Animation Festival 2016