We discover a small community of rain drops in the cycle of water, chasing the clouds to keep up with the rain. We see their lifetime unfold as they indulge in the rain and are confronted with the inevitable: the rain will come to an end. The greatness of their existence is revealed when the sun comes out and they find that there is nothing to be afraid of.
Directors statement - Sarah Joy Jungen:
Making Drops has been similar to becoming a mother. I have had to go through each part of the process as best as I could, without having full control of the end result. I imagined that watercolor would create a beautiful end product that will appeal to us as parents as much as to our children. Furthermore, each person who has been involved in making this film has influenced the style, the characters and even the story. It is my wish that anybody who comes in contact with the film will get a boost of optimism and get a feeling of being part of the cycle of life.
Sarah Joy Jungen & Karsten Hoop
GotFat Productions APS, Emil Johnsen & Thor Hampus Bank
Sarah Joy Jungen and Karsten Kjærulf-Hoop are the directors of the short film “DROPS”. Sarah is both Swiss and American, and a graduate of the Russian Academy of Art in Florence Italy, with a degree in Fine-Arts. Karsten was born in Germany, but has lived most of his life in Denmark. He is a graduate of the The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a degree in Character Animation. Sarah and Karsten are partners in business and in private. Together they own the studio KASA based in Viborg, Denmark.
The beginning of their filmmaking journey started with a small book that Sarah created with the universe of “Drops”. Together they directed and created the short film “DROPS” in a span of approximately 3 years. In 2016 they partnered with Gotfat Productions who found funding for the production of “Drops”. Sarah and Karsten’s goal has been to keep a cozy and intimate relationship with everyone involved. They believe that the process itself is the reward of this journey and the results will only reflect how positive the ride has been.