PRESENT, THE

PRESENT, THE
photo © Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.


Jacob Frey was born in 1984. He studied Art and Design and worked as a freelance graphic designer before taking up studies in Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2007. He specialized in character animation and directing, working on many student projects as well as directing his own short films. Taking one year off from school in 2011, he gained international experience animating for Psyop in Los Angeles. His films include JIMBO CLEMENTINE (2008), BOB (2009), JELLY JEFF (2011) and his graduation film THE PRESENT (2014).
Genre Animation
Category Short
Year of Production 2014
Director Jacob Frey
Animation Jacob Frey
Producer Anna Matacz
Voices Quinn Nealy, Sam Brown
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Length 4 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals LA Shorts 2014, Rhode Island 2014, Hiroshima 2014, Cartoon Club Festival 2014, Puchon Student Animation Festival 2014, Chicago Children’s Film Festival 2014, FESA Belgrade 2014, Leeds 2014, Alcine 2014, Flickerfest Sydney 2015, Canada International Film Festival Vancouver 2015, California International Shorts Santa Monica 2015, Cleveland 2015, Aspen 2015, Atlanta 2015, Nashville 2015, Newport Beach 2015, Palm Springs 2015, Nashville 2015, Annecy 2015, Huesca 2015, Zlín 2015, Animafest Zagreb 2015, Palm Springs 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde 2015, Giffoni 2015, Anima Mundi Brazil 2015, Sapporo 2015, Warsaw 2015, York 2015, Ljubljana 2015, Anima Mundi Brazil 2016, Tehran 2016, Mar del Plata 2016, Anima Mundi Brazil 2017, Bogoshorts Bogota 2017
Awards Grand Prize Best Animation Rhode Island 2014, Cartoon Kids Award 2014, Best Film for Children FESA Belgrade 2014, Audience Award Puchon 2014, Best Animated Short California International Shorts 2015, Best Animation Canada International Film Festival Vancouver 2015, Short Tiger 2015, Best Children's Film Animafest Zagreb 2015, Honorable Mention Palm Springs 2015, Best Short Curtinhas Competition Vila do Conde 2015, Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking – Short Film Newport Beach 2015, Best Short for Children Anima Mundi 2015, 2nd Prize +6 Short Film Giffoni 2015, Hamptons 2015, Best Student Director & Children's Short Award Silver Sapporo 2015

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