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The Present

Directed by Jacob Frey

Short Narrative
Germany | 4 minutes | 2014

The short tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing video games instead of discovering whats waiting in front of the door. One day his Mum decides to get a little surprise for his son, which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his video game.

the present - Jacob FrayJacob Frey
Director, Producer, Writer

Jacob Frey graduated from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Animation in 2014. During his studies he decided early on to specialize in character animation and directing and helped animating on several projects at the Filmakademie. In addition he directed four shorts himelf, inter alia “BOB” which was running worldwide on over 250 festivals.

In 2011 Jacob took one year of from university, to gain international experience and worked for Psyop in Los Angeles as an animator. Coming back to Germany he started working on his final thesis script and animated on the Oscar nominated short “Room on the Broom” at Studio Soi.  After that he fully concentrated on creating his final project “The Present” at the Filmakademie, which he finished in early 2014.

the present poster

Film Information

Director: Jacob Frey
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Language: English
Runtime: 4 min 20 sec


Producers: Anna Matacz and Jacob Frey
Writers: Fabio Coala and Jacob Frey
Voice Cast: Samantha Brown and Quinn Nealy

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival