An Animation by Nicolas Keppens & Matthias Phlips
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About the project
LOCKLINEGoing on a safari is a dream for many. For Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.



The African savanne is a dream destination for many. After years of saving up, Linda, elephant lover, and Troyer, her fearless husband, are finally doing it. During the safari though, the two are left behind by their travel companions. The couple only has each other to survive in the unpredictable and horribly real wilderness.

creating the film

Wildebeest is a short animation film in which 2D-animation is combined with live action. The characters are made using 2D computer animation, and inserted in a live action backgrounds.

The animators working on the film are Pieter Samyn, Pieter Vanluffelen, Jeroen Ceulebrouck and David Dils, who were assisted by Eno Swinnen, Wietse Palmans, Gitte Teuwen, Daylen Seu and Jef Staut.

The sound and bruitage will be done by Greg Scheirlinckx of the sound studio THINKNTALK.


Nicolas Keppens (Aalst, 1989) graduated in 2012 at KASK / School of Arts Ghent with the short animation film Superstars. After his animation studies at KASK he studied at the film academy of Luca School of Arts in Brussels.
Apart from his own projects, Nicolas works as new media manager for Studio Hans Op de Beeck, where he is responsible for the production, animation and editing of different projects, e.g. Night Time Night Time (Biënnale Venice), The Thread (LV - Paris - Munchen - Tokyo) ...

Matthias Phlips (a.k.a. MAT) (Aalst, 1982) studied Graphic Design at Luca School of Arts Ghent. After graduating, Matthias started working as a graphic designer in Ghent, while developing his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. He published the books 'Daniël van Dicht' and 'vet boek van sharon' and does commissioned work for De Standaard (dSweekblad) and NRC Handelsblad among others. Currently MAT is working on a new book, and on this film of course.


Most of the animation sequences are now finished. We are currently in post-production of the film and we are in need of some gap financing to composite the animation characters in the live action background, and finish the sound design of the film.

You can help us finalize the film. Check out the perks, choose what you like best.
Be sure to follow the project on Facebook, where we share new visuals and behind-the-scenes:  https://www.facebook.com/wildebeestthemovie/

Thank you very much!


Quote that inspired the maker

Look, Troyer, I spotted a spotted lion!
Linda Van Goethem
This project was successfully funded on 01-10-2017

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