The Blue Umbrella
About the Film
About the Director
In the midst of a downpour, a blue umbrella falls in love with another colored red. Stunningly realized in 3D from Pixar Animation.
Saschka Unseld. Director/Writer/Technical Director, “The Blue Umbrella”. Pixar Animation Studios. Sashka Unseld first came to Pixar Animation Studios in 2008, and is currently serving as director and writer for the Studios’ 2013 animated short, “The Blue Umbrella.” His previous credits at Pixar include camera and staging assignments for the features, “Toy Story 3,” “Cars 2,” and “Brave.” Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Unseld moved with his family to Hamburg when he was fourteen years old. “My heart belongs to Hamburg,” he says. He went on to pursue his interest and passion for animation through his studies at the Animation Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany. After graduation, he co-founded the animation studio “Studio So,” where he produced and directed numerous shorts and commercials. Unseld’s appreciation for storytelling began with his mother. He recalls, “When I was a young boy, I would get bored on long car drives. My Mum would tell me enchanting tales and beautiful stories that she would make up as she was telling them. It filled my imagination with wonderful ideas and images, and had a big influence on my desire to tell stories for a living.” Presenting the idea for the “The Blue Umbrella,” to his bosses at Pixar stands out as one of the highlights of his career. “I practiced for a long time before pitching the idea to John Lasseter, Pete Docter, and Ed Catmull. It was such an amazing experience to see their reactions and hear their thoughts. Working on this project has been a real dream come true.”
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