28 september – 1 october 2021
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poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

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My Name Is…

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A humorous preschool series that delivers the perfect starting point for learning to deal with EMOTIONS.

SYNOPSIS


The Emotions that live in your head want to give an interview. They want you to get to know them, so they record a video message. There is Shame, Envy, Anger, Fear and Sadness, and many more. The Emotions are not very professional filmmakers or actors, but they truly want to be your helpful friends. Maybe there is no need to be afraid of being afraid? Or to be ashamed of being ashamed?

In the first 13 episodes, children get to know one Emotion at a time in a humorous one-man show. As a result, they are able to name and recognise it. In the next 13 episodes, the Emotions all mingle with one another, so children can learn that we often mistake fear or shame for anger, or love for hate.

And there is one more thing: the Emotions want to help with the learning process so they even show some secret ways of communicating with them. BUT they are sometimes far too sensitive and make a lot of funny mistakes, so the short episodes are full of humour and unexpected little adventures!

My Name Is… is planned as a transmedia project – we are currently working on a game app and also an interactive book where children can apply and practise what they have learnt in the TV series.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Format: Animated series
Genre: Comedy / Family / Adventure
Duration: 26 x 5’30”
Country of Production: Germany
Target Audience: Children 4-6
Language: English
Production Company: Blaue Pampelmuse
Producers: Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez, Carol Ratajczak
Scriptwriter: Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez

Estimated Budget: 1,144,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 75,000 EUR

Goals at the Kids Kino Industry:

Funding / Co-producer / Distributor / Sales agent / Broadcaster

CREATOR’S STATEMENT

Promoting children‘s emotional competence is the latest trend in child education. Children understand and benefit a lot when we talk to them about feelings and emotions! Tantrums, aggressive behaviour and violence in young children are often a signal of their inability to process their emotions. The positive effects of teaching children to recognise and deal with their emotions cannot be ignored. It should be noted that promoting emotional intelligence in children does NOT mean protecting them from difficult emotions, but rather showing them that EMOTIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF LIFE. Everyone experiences them and they SEND US IMPORTANT SIGNALS. We all have emotions. Emotions are good, normal and useful. They tell us about our needs, give us energy to act or help us to withdraw ourselves when necessary. We just need to learn to listen to them and cope with them. Let’s meet: Fear, Shame, Envy, Love, Sadness, Joy, Disgust, Anger, Surprise, Longing, Pride, Boredom and Calmness!

CREATOR’S BIOS

Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez

Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez

producer, scriptwriter

An animation director and animator specialising in content for children, Eliza has a Master’s degree in Hispanic Literature and a Diploma in Animation from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, received in March 2019. Born in Poland, Eliza has lived in 11 different cities around the world, including in Norway, Portugal and Mexico. Shortly before lockdown, she moved to Leipzig, where she is currently working on new projects with her animation collective Blaue Pampelmuse.
Carol Ratajczak

Carol Ratajczak

producer

A designer, 3D generalist and producer, specialising in shading, lighting and look development. Experienced in short narrative forms and commercial content, Carol obtained his Diploma in Animation from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in March 2019. Shortly before lockdown, he moved to Leipzig, where he founded the production company Blaue Pampelmuse.