ANIMAFEST PRO - REGIONAL PITCHING FORUM
United Kingdom, Hungary
Director: Tibor Banoczki
Production: Quark Films, Frikafilms
Technique: 2D animation
Running time: 95’
Estimated budget: 3.600.000,00 EUR
Estimated release date: 2014
Based on Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle, film tells of a shattered American dream at the dawn of the 20th Century. Jurgis and Ona arrive from rural Lithuania to the industrial capital of the world: Chicago. They dream of a new and happy life, but they soon find themselves eaten up by the most brutal, filthy and merciless district of the city. A tale of mass production, migration and modern corruption.
Tibor Banoczki (1977) received a MA degree at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, Craft and Design specializing in animation. In 2005 he moved to London and enrolled the National Film and Television School, where he got his second MA degree in Animation Direction in 2007. Milk Teeth, his 2007 NFTS graduation film, has won awards in Annecy, Ottawa, and PISAF.