A. Film's latest feature film "Checkered Ninja" was released Christmas Day 2018, our FIFTH feature film released within FIFTEEN MONTHS, and after four weeks it is already the Danish animated feature for the Danish marked that SOLD MOST TICKETS, currently 673,340! This is WILD!
Next to our feature films, we are also in the middle of producing our latest Bibi Blocksberg TV series!
Our "Checkered Ninja" is nominated for FOUR Robert awards (by the Danish Film Academy) and TWO Bodil awards!
Our co-production "Luis & the Aliens!" was released to cinemas the world over in June 2018!
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Did you know? A. Film is responsible for over 65% of all cinema tickets sold in Danish Cinemas for Danish animated features since it was founded in 1988! A. Film has made 15 own feature films, co-produced 6 more, sub-contracted on 32 others; made over 600 commercials, over 200 hours of television, several shorts and specials, as well as lots of other productions!
Ternet Ninja • Checkered Ninja
"Checkered Ninja," based on the book of the same name by famed Danish stand-up comedian Anders Matthesen, is A. Film Production's latest feature film, made in co-production with Sudoku and Pop Up Productions.
Directed by Anders Matthesen and Throbjørn Christoffersen, Checkered Ninja was released on December 25, 2018 and rapidly became our best seller! It sold more tickets than any other Danish animated feature film for Danish cinemas, surpassing Valhalla's record from 1978!
Danish distribution by Nordisk Film. International distribution by LevelK.
Hodja fra Pjort • Up and Away
"Hodja fra Pjort," based on the book of the same name by famed Danish author Ole Lund Kirkegaard (1940-1979), is one of A. Film Production's latest feature films, made in co-production with M&M Productions.
Directed by A. Film's Karsten Kiilerich, Hodja was released on February 8, 2018 and is now on its way to cinemas around the world.
Scandinavian distribution by United International Pictures. International distribution by SolaMedia GmbH.
Den Kæmpestore Pære • The Giant Pear
"The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear," based on the book of the same name by famed Danish author Jakob Martin Strid is one of A. Film Production's latest feature films, made for Nordisk Film Production, Einstein Film and Pop Up Production.
Directed by Philip Einstein Lipski, Amalie Næsby Fick and A. Film's own Jørgen Lerdam, The Giant Pear was released on October 12th, 2017 in Denmark and has been dubbed for international markets.
"Albert," based on the book of the same name by famed Danish author Ole Lund Kirkegaard (1940-1979), is one of A. Film Production's latest feature films, made in co-production with M&M Productions.
Directed by A. Film's Karsten Kiilerich, Albert was released on February 26, 2015 and is now on its way to cinemas around the world.
Scandinavian distribution by Buena Vista International. International distribution by SolaMedia GmbH.
Olsen Banden på Dybt Vand • The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble
This is the second in the series of animated Olsen Gang features made by A. Film Productions. The three small-time crooks Egon, Benny and Kjeld team up with Dynamite Harry to find their way to the loot in Harry's submarine.
A co-production between A. Film and Nordisk Film, directed by A. Film's Jørgen Lerdam, The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble was released on October 10th, 2013.
Albert Åberg: Hokus Pokus • Alfie Atkins: Hocus Pocus
A. Film Production worked with Maipo in Norway to produce Alfie Atkins' first feature film. Alfie, a 7-year-old boy with an imaginary friend, asks a magician to help convince his dad he is old enough to have a dog.
This 75 minute film was released in Norway and Sweden September 15th, 2013 to rave reviews.
Nijntje de Film • Miffy the Movie
A. Film Production took care of the picture side of the big screen debut of Holland's most loved pre-school icon Miffy in her first movie.
Directed and edited by A. Film's Hans Perk, planned in Denmark and animated in Latvia, the film is entertaining with educational elements. Its full symphonic score is pleasing for the target audience of 2 to 5 years old, as well as to the grown-ups they happened to bring with them, with catchy songs and interactive bits which help hold the attention of even the very youngest for the duration of its 71 minutes.
A co-production between A. Film Production, Telescreen Filmproducties, Mercis and Dutch broadcaster KRO, the film went into general release at the end of January 2013, and was seen on big screens in Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Poland and at the Toronto Film Festival throughout 2013.
It was awarded the CineKid award, the Dutch children's film "Oscar" - the reviews have been stunningly positive all around, with the most positive ones by reviewers who saw the film in an audience with children.
Miffy the Movie is now available for rent or to buy through Amazon and iTunes.
Hans Perk• director, editor, systems administrator
1, 3, 4
Sten Mesterton • art director, set supervisor
Niels Grønlykke • art director, lighting supervisor
Jakob Steffensen • pipeline supervisor
Søren Kærn • rigging supervisor
Kenneth Vandel • animation supervisor
Troels Christoffersen • render supervisor
1 Original founder of A. Film in 1988 2 Current owner of A. Film Production A/S 3 Current owner of A. Film L.A., Inc. 4 Original 1986 Valhalla crew
What is A. Film?
A. Film, located in beautiful Copenhagen, is Scandinavia’s largest, most ambitious animation company.
Founded in 1988 by four animators and a producer who met on the Danish feature film Valhalla, it is affiliated with A. Film L.A. (USA) and A. Film Estonia.
This A. Film group of companies produces classical hand-drawn and CGI animation for feature films, TV series, shorts, educationals, commercials, and games for the international market. A. Film is renowned for its high quality feature films and tv productions, offering a wide variety of styles, and it has been one of the first studios in Europe to successfully produce CGI feature films on any kind of budget, high or low.
A. Film is responsible for 57% of all cinema tickets sold in Danish Cinemas for Danish animated features since 1976, with 13 of the 47 produced films to its name, all within the top 22, which sold an average of 280,333 tix each (the "other half" only averaged 68,525). These numbers do not include Valhalla, Denmark's second biggest animation grosser after our own Checkered Ninja. We did animate over 60% of Valhalla. Of course this is peanuts in relation to A. Film's co-production "Flight Before Christmas" ("Niko and the Way to the Stars") which was seen by over 34 million TV viewers in the US alone, now a classic holiday special, directly following the classic Frosty the Snowman on CBS since 2008.
A. Film Production produces all possible kinds of animation, computer-generated, hand-drawn, cut-out or stop-motion, for
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We are EXPERIENCED in all of these diciplines, making complete productions or sub-contracted parts.
To make the best possible product within the allotted budget and time.
Good stories, strong concepts, worlds of visual opportunities -
those are the things that fascinate us! With our love of animation, we want to fascinate you as well!
A. Film Production A/S Dannebrogsgade 1, 1tv 1660 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel. +45 3582 7060 (Not for job or internship applications!) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Not for job or internship applications either!)
A. Film L.A., Inc. Hans Perk, CEO PO Box 725 La Habra, CA 90633-0725 USA Tel. (+1)818-237-9510 Member ASIFA Hollywood
A. Film Estonia Kristel Tõldsepp, managing director Lootuse pst. 62 11616 Tallinn Estonia Tel. (+372) 6 706 485 Member of the VEGA network
A bit of history...
Since its inception in 1988, A. Film has made 15 own theatrical feature films, co-produced 6 more, sub-contracted on 32 others; made over 600 commercials, over 200 hours of television, several shorts and specials, as well as lots of other productions.
Here's a short "summary:"
A. Film has produced a variety of well-known hand-drawn feature films such as “Jungle Jack” (aka “Jungo I”), “Amazon Jack” (aka “Jungo II”/"Go, Hugo, Go!") and "Help - I'm a Fish!," “Asterix and the Vikings" and “Pettson & Findus – The Tomte Machine.” “Terkel in Trouble” (the best selling Danish film in 2004) has been A. Film’s and Denmark's first fully CGI animated feature film. A. Film made a slew of CGI features during the past few years: “The Ugly Duckling and ME!,” "Jungo goes Bananas,” “Journey to Saturn,” ”Niko and the Way to the Stars,” (a.k.a. "The Flight Before Christmas"), it's follow-up "Niko 2." Our recent releases “The Olsen Gang Gets Polished" and "The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble," CGI continuations of the famous live action film series, were big hits, and even the lesser well-known property Albert outperformed its direct competitors in 2015. During the 2017-2018 season, FOUR feature films we are involved in are released, two of them produced in-house!
Apart from working on own productions, A. Film has subcontracted for companies such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros
Feature Animation, Don Bluth Studios, MGM Animation, Columbia Pictures, Fox, Sony, Kiddinx, Egmont Imagination, Carlsberg, Lego, Philips, Coca Cola and Kellogg’s.
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