Who we are

bigchild saw the light of day in 2019 and has been based in extremely idyllic Weimar ever since. Despite its young age, it is already producing a 3D animated TV series for KiKA and a 3D animated TV series called "Fieps, small sparrow – big city " for the renowned bedtime format "Sandmännchen". 

The bigchild team focuses on the development and production of entertaining, original material for children and young adults with an emphasis on animation. Universal appeal and strong branding for an international audience are particularly important to them. However, with a broad-based creative team, they also offer all kinds of services in the field of animation.

Our Team

Kai R. Schöttle

CEO |
Producer

Kai worked for years as a commissioning editor and creative producer for international productions at the TV station KIKA. (The German equivalent of PBS KIDS.) He continued to work as a freelance artist for Turner Broadcasting, Nickelodeon, WDR, MDR and various production companies, developing animated series and films such as Guess How Much I Love You, Yakari, Ogglies, Lieselotte and many more. At bigchild he continues to focus on the development of original material for children and young adults with an emphasis on animated series.

Juliette Alfonsi

Creative Producer | 
Head of Script Development 

Juliette took her first steps in film at broadcaster Arte in the feature film editorial department. Afterwards, she built up the story development department at FFL in Ludwigsburg and worked for various productions for zdf, SWR and Pro7/sat.1. Here, she wrote scripts for commercials as well as award-winning projects such as "Die Reise des Elefanten Soliman". The fun of animated film led her to Mainframe Studios in Canada in 2019, where she oversaw Barbie's 3D animated YouTube vlog with 10 million subscribers. With her team as well as her U.S. clients at Mattel and KidzBop, she worked on a 70-minute 3D animated musical and 6 animated music videos. At bigchild, she has been working on the Kika series Maari since June 2021.

Jessica Hüttig

Creative Producer |
Head of 3D Look Development 

Jessica holds a Bachelor Degree in Media Arts and Design from the Bauhaus-University Weimar and started working as a 3D Generalist at bigchild Entertainment in 2020. Her work spans the field of 3D Modeling, Sculpting, Shading, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering. Her passion is the realization of Concept Art into 3D Characters, Sets and Props and overcoming any challenges that arise. 

Yilun Chen-Ceslik aka Heidi

2D & 3D Senior Animator

Heidi is a Senior 2D and 3D Artist with many years of experience in the film, advertising and games industry. In 1998 she started her career in 2D animation in Shanghai China, since 2002 she lives and works in Germany. In 2007 she got into 3D animation with Maya, then Blender and 3ds Max. Since then she has worked on numerous renowned productions such as Marsupilami, Little King Macius, Raven the Little Rascal I & II, The Seventh Dwarf, Marnie's World, Marco Polo, Fritzi and many more...Since 2021 Heidi is an animator at bigchild.

Attila Gémes

3D Animator & 3D Rigger

Attila studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Here he discovered his enthusiasm for moving images, especially animation.
In 2018 he completed his internship semester at the company "Happy Asylum Entertainment" and followed it up with a vacation semester as a freelancer. In 2019, he was able to work on his first 2D animation project "Basic Rights for Aliens". Since 2020, he has been working as a 3D Rigger and Animator at bigchild on a wide variety of projects, including the short film Unternehmergeist and the series Fieps, Maari and Sleepy's DreamTeam.

Thomas Hufnagl

Storyboarder & Concept Artist

Thomas studied industrial design in Regensburg and is a student at the Technical University in Nuremberg in the field of illustration/film animation. From April 2021 to September 2021 he completed his internship semester at bigchild, where he worked and gained experience in the areas of animation, character and prop design, as well as storyboarding. Especially in the latter he could prove his passion for storytelling. Since October 2021 he is working as a working student at bigchild as one of the storyboarders and concept designers.

Freelance Artists

bigchild is proud of their growing, diverse and international team, which (thanks to home office) is scattered all over the world from Weimar to Tenerife and as far away as Ecuador.

Our Studio

Together with many up-and-coming companies from the creative industries, bigchild is based in the modern premises of the bauhaus factory. With its central location in the middle of the bauhaus University campus, "the factory" is an ideal attraction for young talent.

Contact

bigchild Entertainment GmbH

Bauhausstraße 7c 
99423 Weimar

Germany

+49 (0) 3643 740 25 50

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