/ Who we are
Sun Creature Studio is an international animation production company based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Our young team consists of four Danes and three Frenchmen, who graduated from Gobelins, Paris and The Animation Workshop, Viborg. Sun Creature was born through a close friendship and common drive to create high level kick-ass animation – going all the way from first sketch to finished picture.
We believe in a strong communication platform, in which a close connection to our working relationships and community mean everything. In a bid for complete transparency, we share behind-the-scene content on social media platforms, with the vision of inspiring and encouraging dialogue..
/ What we do
Sun Creature Studio works within a wide range of high quality 2D productions & graphics, striving to work on meaningful story-driven projects, with the intention of creating a strong impact on our audience.
/ In-House productions & Co-productions
We create our own productions, such as the crowd- and public funded project The Reward – Tales of Alethrion, from where adventure, sci-fi fantasy and epicness are key words.
With access to film funds, distributors and broadcasters, we co-produce feature films – currently in collaboration with Nørlum & Final Cut for Real.
/ Service Work
Our fields of expertise : Visual Development | Storyboard | 2D FX & Character Animation | Environment Design | Motion Graphics | Compositing
/ Consulting & teaching
With two successful Kickstarter campaigns, we have built a strong knowledge within the field of Crowdfunding & Social Media Management, which we only love to share.
We are often invited to various markets, festivals and conferences for talks on these subjects. As artists and filmmakers, we have a dream of inspiring and passing knowledge on to the next generation through teaching and mentoring, such as our master-class in Art Direction which we did at The Animation School in Cape Town, South Africa.
/ The team
/ Bo Juhl Nielsen
Shortly after his graduation at The Animation Workshop, Bo threw himself into the challenge of building Sun Creature Studio. As a CEO & Creative Producer, Bo fights for the company’s vision. He has participated in several animation related workshops to get a deeper knowledge of the industry. Next to being an administrator and decision maker, he directs films & projects.
/ Charlotte De La Gournerie
Producer / Studio Manager
Graduated from Gobelins School in France from the production department with a speciality in animation production and in transmedia projects. She worked as a production manager in France. After Animation Sans Frontières, a workshop supported by Creative Europe, she moved to Denmark to work as a producer. In 2015, she became partner at Sun Creature Studio.
/ Guillaume Dousse
Creative Director / Producer / Art Director
Graduated from Gobelins school in France, Guillaume has been working as a freelance concept artist and art director for many production companies such as Psyop, Passion Pictures & Headless Productions. He now leads our service work department, contributing with his wide network in the business and his art director skills.
/ Kenneth Ladekjær
Director / Animator
Graduated from The Animation Workshop, Kenneth co-directed “The Reward” and “The First Hero” and has since then moved on to other projects. He has worked as a storyboardartist on several projects for companies such as Cartoon Saloon & LEGO. He has a wide experience as animation lead and loves to experiment with the style of animation to find new ways to approach production. He loves telling character driven stories and exploring different ways of telling stories with different medias.
/ Mikkel Mainz Elkjær
Community Manager / Artist
With a degree from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, Mikkel directs, writes and works within animation. He directed “The Reward” as his Bachelor film and the sequel ”The First Hero” which was made possible through crowdfunding and traditional funding in the early days of Sun Creature. He is still developping ”The Reward” as a web series called ”Tales of Alethrion”. He has developed a large international network in the industry, mainly through professional travels, teaching and festivals. He believes in interaction through different online platforms and communities.
/ Simon Lee Bresling
Art director / Artist
Graduated from The Animation Workshop with a bachelor in computer graphics art. Since then he has been working as a freelance illustrator and concept artist for animated films and games.
/ Thibaud Petitpas
Director / Animator
Animator and director graduated from Gobelins school in France. He has been living all over the world, got inspired by the different cultures and people he met. He likes surrealist art such as Dali, Magritte, Moebius, Keiichi Koike, but also likes to expand his universe by experimenting other styles.