SND Films
By Paul Driessen
2003
Animation
12 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by CinéTé Filmproductie BV & NFB
Video
Format: 4:3

2D or not 2D illustrates the human capacity to spin fiction out of fact. What we see is not necessarily what is there.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1977
Animation
9 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Video
Format: 4:3

“It’s amazing how easily big creatures spoil the lives of the small.” And David is small. He is such a little character that you can’t even see him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1981
Animation
10 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Peter Brouwer & Sylvia Steinert
Video
Format: 4:3

An old woman in her home. She knits, shoos away flies, and now and then has a friend to tea. At certain regular times, a train comes thundering through her flat. A little unusual perhaps, but apparently acceptable. But suddenly this peaceful existence is disrupted by society’s need for more railways.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1982
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

He does an excellent job as he comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, facing monstrous perils and surmounting them all. Oh what a knight he is… But she, the damsel in distress, will she recognize the real hero?

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1981
Animation
10 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Peter Brouwer & Sylvia Steinert
Video
Format: 4:3

On the screen, divided into three vertical parts, there are three parallel and mutually intertwining stories happening on land, under water and in the air. The lead characters include a man who is never able to get enough sleep, a ghostly bird and a female passenger of one tub.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1983
Animation
6 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Video
Format: 4:3

“It isn’t easy to find the proper design for a new creation”. With these words, the voice-from-above begins his search, dropping from his palette images which splash into the screen below. They burst into black spots and come to life. Manipulated by their originator they are ushered to their final destination in a neat black and white display. We then discover that they are part of the beautiful pattern of an already familiar creature.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1985
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

A castaway on a desert island gets lost in his dreams. Confusing fantasy with reality proves fatal. But then are we not confused ourselves?

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1977
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

Somebody preparing to eat an egg for breakfast detects life within the delicate eggshell. He starts teasing it, gets excited and loses control of himself. So does somebody like him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1970
6 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Video
Format: 4:3

John Bailey takes a carefree stroll in the forest. Getting cold he wants to warm up and makes a small fire which sets the forest alight. Animals flee their home in terror. But thanks to his imagination and a little help from his new friend, little John will put the fire down and win back the favours of the forest inhabitants.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1992
Animation
13 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

In a small country, surrounded by a dyke, dwell the “Water People”. They live partly submerged i water, for instead of keeping it out, the dyke keeps the water in. The Water People like it that way. Their King, however, hates water and tries to sell out. The character and situations in this animated tale are the products of the filmmaker’s imagination, but any resemblance to legendary characters or events is not entirely coincidental.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1988
Animation
12 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

There was a time he outwitted Death and brought light to the Dark Ages. Now, while the old Writer puts down his memories, the shadow of Death is once again cast upon him.

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