A former student of visual communication at the Danish Design School, Esben Toft Jacobsen (1977) graduated in animation direction from the National Film School of Denmark in 2006. He has worked as a freelance artist and animator on numerous computer games. Since graduating from film school, Toft Jacobsen has developed and directed productions for Copenhagen Bombay, including the short film Kiwi & Strit, which formed part of the feature film Carsten & Gitte’s Movie Madness (Anders Morgenthaler et al, 2008). Toft Jacobsen’s first animated feature, The Great Bear, was warmly received at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, enjoying its world premiere in the Generation Kplus children’s section. Beyond Beyond is a Swedish-Danish co-production and is Toft Jacobsen’s second feature.