The Coup – A Small Cleptomanicx Adventure


Brand: Cleptomanicx
Product: Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Genre: 2D, 3D, VFX, Mixed Media – Animated Branded Short Film
Country: Germany

Duration: 1:40 Min (25fps)
Picture: HD, 1920×1080, 16:9, color
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Style: 2D, 3D Computer, VFX, Compositing, Fiction
Finished: 15. March 2015
Language: No Language
Formats: HD-File, Blu-ray, DCP unencrypted 24fps 5.1

Production Studio: Fabian&Fred
Director: Fabian Driehorst, Frédéric Schuld
Title-Design: Ben Wessler
Cinematographer: Enno Endlicher
Styling: Lisa Eisermann, Klara Kadlec
Makeup: Henrike Gille
Producer: Fabian Driehorst
Line Producer: Dennis Stoecker
Script Writer: Fabian Driehorst, Frédéric Schuld and Dennis Stoecker
Animator: Frédéric Schuld
Music: Nikolaus Grunert, Florian Siegmund, Oliver Schwarz and Timor Litzenberger
Sound: Nikolaus Grunert
Models: Niklas Speer von Cappeln, Leyli Khatebzadeh, Timo Strohmann, Tjark Thielker, Benjamin Vogel
Catering: Inga Harbeck
Fashion Designer: Joerg Bruns
Photographer: Henning Heide

Gold Young Talents Award @ Creativity International Awards 2015, USA
Silver Young Director @ CLIO Awards 2015, USA
Best Emerging Artist @ Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 2016, Canada
Finalist @ Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Film Festival 2016, Australia

Shortlist Milano Fashion Film Festival 2016, Italy
Shortlist Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016, Germany
Shortlist Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival 2016, South Africa
Shortlist Buenos Aires Fashion Film Festival 2016, Argentina
Shortlist Mexico Fashion Film Festival 2016, Mexico
Shortlist Lahore Fashion Film Festival 2016, India
Shortlist Cartoons on the Bay Rome 2016, Italy
Shortlist The One Club – One Screen 2016, USA
Shortlist Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2016, Denmark
Shortlist Australian Fashion Film Festival 2015, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane
Shortlist Young Directors Award 2015 @ Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, France
Shortlist Ciclope Festival Berlin 2015, Germany
Shortlist 1.4 Awards 2015, UK
Shortlist Advertising Sport for Web or TV @ CutOut Fest 2015, Mexico
Shortlist VIEW Fest 2015, Italy
Shortlist Seoul Best of the Best Animation Festival 2015, Korea
Shortlist Sound & Image Challenge Worldwide 2015, Macao
Shortlist Santiago Fashion Film Festival 2015, Chile
Shortlist Istanbul Fashion Film Festival 2015, Turkey


Magazines / Features (excerpt)
Creativity Online:
Great Ads:
Lürzer’s Archive:
Skwigly Animation:
Show Me The Animation:
We Love Ad:
Captain Clepto smuggles his friends on the flight to Lodato Beach, by hiding them in cases after being in his custom made shrinking machine.

How the film was made
The mixed-media film is a combination of green screen studio production and VFX, 2D, 3D animated objects and architecture. The film had no budget and was produced with passion and love.



Fabian and Frédéric are directors and founded the creative film studio called “Fabian&Fred” in 2011 to create animation and films. They got international recognitions for their mixed-media commercials, such as gold Award at Creativity Awards USA 2015, silver at CLIO Awards 2015; Shortlist Young Director Award Cannes 2015; Shortlist Spotlight Werbefilmfestival Germany 2013; Shortlist Int. Mobius Award USA 2012.
Their video-installation “Hohenpeissenberg” was shown in over 100 festivals and exhibitions in more than 30 countries and premiered at Art Cologne 2012.

FILMOGRAPHY of studio Fabian&Fred
In Production The New Chimney (Dir.: Fabian&Fred) // 2D Animation
In Production Max’s Dream of Lifetime (Dir.: Fabian&Fred) // Mixed Media Branded Short
In Production Boy of Wars (Dir: Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Igor Kosenko) // Documentary
2016 A La Derive (Dir: Cyprien Clément-Delmas) // 2D Animation
2015 Däwit / Daewit (Dir.: David Jansen) // 2D Animation
2015 The Coup (Dir.: Fabian&Fred) // Mixed Media Branded Short
2013 The Scrapman (Director: Fabian Driehorst) // Mixed Media Short
2012 Yodel (Dir.: Fabian&Fred) // Mixed Media Branded Short
2011 Hohenpeissenberg (Dir.: Fabian&Fred) // Video-Installation

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