Hugo & Holger

Teddy Halkier Kristiansen, Denmark, 2019

14 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

Our main character Hugo is always dreaming about getting a dog. When he finally meets Holger, his wish comes true, thinking he's a big puppy dog. But Holger is in fact a baby elephant, who willingly becomes Hugo’s puppy. It is about the eyes that see! A Friendship starts, and flourishes, it is challenged and opens up for more fantastic discoveries and experiences, with the outside world in wonderment. Beautifully animated with only the guide of a narrator, told with lots of subtle action and humour. The story unfold through the fantasy and perspective of a child and the natural way children view the world around them, by making everything into a playful game.
Basic information Credits
Original title Hugo & Holger
Danish title Hugo og Holger
Keywords Friendship, Pets, Imagination, Play, Unity, Circus
Director Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Screenplay Oscar K.
Producer Louise Barkholt
Editor Kristian Håskjold, Per Risager
Sound Stefan Leissner
Composer Olle Markenten
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR
Online release 29.10.2019, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Wil Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR


Direction Teddy Halkier Kristiansen


Screenplay Oscar K.


Producer Louise Barkholt
Executive producer Erik Wilstrup
Co-executive producer Oscar K.
Co-executive producer Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Line producer Hope Devlin Kristiansen
Production manager Hope Devlin Kristiansen
Post-producton coordinator Emma Engberg

Electrical dept.

Best boy Daniel Silwerfeldt


Editor Kristian Håskjold
Editor Per Risager
Assistant editor Jeppe Rasmussen


Composer Olle Markenten
Music supervisor Jeppe Riddervold

Production design

Art director Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Art director Daniel Silwerfeldt


Sound designer Stefan Leissner
Mixer Stefan Leissner
Voice over recording Niels Poulsen

Visual effects

Software developer Stefan Hannibal
Technical supervisor Andreas Rostock
Mastering Andreas Rostock
Colourist Nurali Kushkov
Conforming Andreas Rostock
Online Bjørn Munch


Animation supervisor Luca Fattore
CG supervisor Daniel Silwerfeldt
Compositor Daniel Silwerfeldt
Modelling supervisor Toke Uthaug Rasmussen
Texture Toke Uthaug Rasmussen
Rigger Toke Uthaug Rasmussen
Story artist Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Story artist Luca Fattore
Technical supervisor Jimmi Gravesen
Design Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Design José Martinez
Animator Luca Fattore
Animator Michael Helmut Hansen
Animator Björn Pedersen
Animator Elisabeth Vahle Janerka
Compositor Rasmus Møbius
Compositor Peter Egeberg
Model artist Anders Kirkegaard Sørensen
Model artist Kristoffer Nissen
Model artist Kåre Pelle
Model artist Alexander Jensen
Model artist Jeff Hansen
Texture Anders Kirkegaard Sørensen
Texture Teddy Halkier Kristiansen
Rigger Frederik Valentin


Narrator Teddy Halkier Kristiansen

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