Helka

Helka is a full length feature animation film about a 13 year old princess, who has to face her greatest enemy in order to make the land of legends; the ever glorious Balaton Empire a place of freedom and happiness.

About the concept:

The animation feature ‘Helka’ is inspired by the book ‘Helka – A Burok-völgy árnyai’ by Péter Nyulász; a children’s book, which won the Children’s Book of the Year award in 2011 at the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY). The characters wander through the region of Lake Balaton, Hegyest?’s volcanic cone, the ‘Sea of Stones’ at Szentbékkála and the Spring of Kékkút. We also tell the story of Lake Balaton’s legends, so our exciting fairytale may also educate people about this area. The movie’s honest purpose is to draw the attention to and present the nature of Lake Balaton with a story set in that scenery.

About the technology:

The film is created with a special blend of 2D and 3D animation. The characters and the props are created in 3D but lots of the background and foreground elements are 2D images composited on top of each other. This technique allows us to have wonderfully animated characters, the freedom of 3D cameras and the beauty of 2D paintings while keeping the production costs at a reasonable threshold.

 

 

 

Series
Feature
Cross-media
Commercial
 
Meaningful content and appealing visual style is our baseline when creating TV shows. Our latest works include the Borka and the magic dress series (13*7min episodes, target age group 4-8) and the Paradicsomleves an animated music video series (13*3min target age group 3-6).
 
 
Our very ambitious goal is to extend our production capabilities to feature animation. In 2016 we developed a complete production pipeline, visual world along with a two minute pilot and a four minute story reel for Helka, a successful children book.
 
 
From virtual reality environments to motion graphics we create a wide variety of content for the web and mobil devices. Recently we created a Christmas greetings 360 video for MYAD and a similar 360 interactive video for GE..
 
 
We make amazing visual content for our clients and brands. Our latest commercial was crafted for GE with the emphasis on innovation and future technologies.
 

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Helka

Helka is a full length feature animation film about a 13 year old princess, who has to face her greatest enemy in order to make the land of legends; the ever glorious Balaton Empire a place of freedom and happiness.


MYAD Christmas video

This 360 Christmas greetings video was created for MYAD in 2017.


General Electric VR commercial

We created a 360 Virtual Reality video and a 30 second spot for GE for their recruitment campaign.


Beáta Gurmai
writer and director
Ancsa Megyeri
Art Director
András Máté
2D artist
Norbert Berta
production coordinator
Balázs Sarkadi Nagy
director and editor
László Nyikos
Studio manager and
Animation supervisor
Balint Benkovits
Producer and
CG supervisor