Matthias Daenschel

A History of the World in 10,000 bricks

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A History of the World in 10,000 bricks is a typical animation lockdown project: too much time, too many toys around, too many obsessions. It started during Christmas 2020 as a small family project but became more and more a work of art for the history books. This film shows 10,000 years of human history in 21 scenes, at least 10,000 bricks and 5,000 single stop motion frames. It tells the story of buildings and monuments, of construction and decay, of evolution and revolution.

Matthias Daenschel

is an independent filmmaker of animated shorts, as well as a freelancer for animated feature films, theater, and opera productions, advertising, and television series. He is based in Berlin.