Short Film / 5:04 min / Stop Motion / 2015 / Florian Maubach & Theresa Grysczok


In „Trapped“ we follow a man on traveling through several different rooms. There, he meets their inhabitants who, due to their originalities and quirks, hinder him from getting any further. Eventually the protagonist finds his own way to continue on his journey.

„Trapped“ was the first Stop Motion film by and Florian Maubach and me. We met at the Animation Department at the University of Art and Design Kassel. There we worked together on several short projects before. In 2013 we decided to work together on a short film.

The film is an oberservation on the behaviour of the main characters. Do they use their strengths for their own purposes, or do they use them for the benefit of others. And how long are they capable to compensate selfish behaviour.


Boddinale 2017, Berlin, Germany

South Taiwan Film Festival 2016, Taiwan
Festival Stop Motion Montréal, Montréal, Canada
OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg, Germany
Doc Sunbank Film Festival, Mulvane, USA
Golden Frames 2016, Mumbai, India
HAFF, Utrecht, Netherlands

HHFT, Kassel, Germany
Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
Stoptrik, Maribor, Slovenia
Libelula Animation Festival, Barcelona, Spain

The Shortfilm is available on vimeo on demand --->