The students Kerstin Blätterbinder, Lisa Mona Gierlinger, Lukas Mathä and Victoria Wolfersberger have been working on Fish for Life – a 3D animation short – since spring 2017. In the second semester of their Master studies at the University of Applied Sciences, the idea had been born. Inspired by the book The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

The Fish for Life team is grateful that their lecturers Alexander Wilhelm and Roland Keil always gave great input and feedback during the production process. Also, we want to mention the big support of our study collegues. First of all, Markus Hadinger created the rigs for Manolin and the Fish. Then Philip Pölz and Christoph Lendenfeld supported us at the shooting with the actor Michael Marwitz. Christoph gave us also scripting support in Maya. Elmar Glaubauf comes always to our rescue when we have rendering problems. Louis Nostitz gave our fisherman Manolin his distinctive voice in form of grumbling, breathing and screaming.

Furthermore, the input of some extraordinary individuals influenced the project. The 3d artist Martin Michl (pipe-studio) helped with technical support. Conrad Tambour (Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm) gave usefull feedback to the plot.

The Fish for Life team is also lucky to have the support from Chaos Group.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank them all again for their support and help.


A student project like Fish for Life dependents on the financial goodwill and support from several people.