On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts; is the front door locked? Is the stove really turned off? As Ruben’s creative mind is invaded by increasingly absurd scenarios, reality and imagination begin to merge…

“Ruben Leaves” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere! Here’s an interview with the film’s director, Frederic Siegel: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-ruben-leaves

“Ruben Leaves” on Short Of The Week:
shortoftheweek.com/2017/02/23/ruben-leaves/

*2016 Swiss Film Award, Best Graduation Film
*2017 Best Student Film, Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, Corfu GR
*2016 Best Mini Short, Sapporo Short Film Festival, Sapporo JP
*2016 Anca Student Award, Fest Anca, Zilina SK
*2016 Best Animated Film, Sehsüchte, Potsdam DE
*2016 Best Animation, ZOOM Zblizenia, Jelenia Gòra PL

*2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Official Selection
*2016 Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Bristol, Official Selection
*2016 Pictoplasma Conference Berlin, Official Selection
*2015 Dok Leipzig, Official Selection
*2015 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival Baden, Official Selection (Premiere)

Full Awards-, and Festivallist: fredericsiegel.ch/rubenleaves
Ruben Leaves on Facebook: facebook.com/rubenleaves/
Project page, Making Of: teamtumult.ch/ruben-leaves

5’00” | Short Fiction | 2D Digital Animation | Switzerland | 2015

Created, Directed & Animated by: Frederic Siegel
Production: Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst / Studienrichtung Animation, Jürgen Haas
Co-Produced by: SRF, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Promotion: SWISSFILMS
Music: Nico Kast
Recordings, Sounddesign & Soundmix: Thomas Gassmann
Soundediting & Sounddesign: Kilian Vilim
Foley Artist: Dieter Hebben
Additional 2D Animation: Martin Hofer, Zéa Schaad, Christelle Serrano, Viviane Tanner
Additional 3D Animation: Ramon Arango, Michael Zünd
Mentor: François Chalet

© 2015 / Frederic Siegel, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst