Award-winning stop motion animator, Eleonora Berra, explores unusual materials and techniques to take her audience into surreal and provocative worlds.
During her Bachelor's studies at Hochschule Luzern, Eleonora wrote, directed, and animated a stop motion film with Delia Hess and Shami Lang entitled Partition. In the resulting motion-picture, two neighbors live an isolated existence, unaware of each other and separated by a fragile paper wall. Over time the wall deteriorates until one day, a mysterious light flickers and changes everything.
Following its release, Partition won the ANIMA+LAB award fort he best animation at the SediciCorto Film Festival and the 1st Prize of the student competition section at the Athens Animfest.
Eleonora completed another stop motion project in 2012, Effort. This darkly thought-provoking and original piece features a man
seeking to escape a labyrinth. The real question, though, is whether or not his decisions are his own. Critical acclaim for Effort includes the Prix Taurus Studio à l’innovation from the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.
The skill game U2U with it's unique game mechanics that allow to play the game alone or together with a friend on a single smartphone or tablet, was nominated for the SGDA Game Award.
Following collaborations with Swiss directors Matthias Von Gunthen and Claudius Gentinetta and finishing her Master's studies in Interaction Design at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Eleonora is currently preparing for her next stop motion film.