About the movie

This is the first fully painted feature film in the world, directed by Polish painter and director Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (Oscar winner for producing "Peter and the Wolf"). The film is produced by Oscar-winning Studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.



Our studio is located in the seaside and port city of Gdansk, Poland.

If you are

  • a high-level oil painter,
  • interested in using your oil-painting skills to animate on a film,
  • available for training and employment between January and August of 2016,

send us your portfolio!

On the right is an example of a shot being painted and animated.


Recruitment steps:
  • Send us your portfolio
  • We would like you to send us your art portfolio. This is the first step on the way to joining our studio. After sending your portfolio, you'll receive a confirmation from us. For sending, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page (or send it via email: work@breakthrufilms.pl).

  • Revision time
  • Our painting supervisors will assess your portfolio, and those with suitable skills will be invited to take a test. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

  • First audition - 3 days tests
  • Those selected will be invited either to our main studio in Gdansk, Poland or to one of our subsidiary studios: Wroclaw, Poland or Athens, Greece, for 3-days audition. Under supervision you will paint and animate part of a shot to see if you have an aptitude for this, and to see if you enjoy it. If you do well in this test you will be invited to join an intensive training course.

  • 3-weeks intensive training
  • This will be an intensive 180 hour course to learn to paint in the style of Van Gogh, and to bring those paintings to animated life. You will learn the whole painting animation process based on our PAWS system (Painting Animation Work Stations) including how to use Dragon stop-frame software. For those selected we cover accommodation and you will get a stipend of 210Euros. Place: Gdansk or Wroclaw, Poland.

  • Final decision
  • If by the end of the training we deem your skills sufficiently good to animate shots on our movie you will immediately be invited to join our team for the final 6 months of production, and become part of making film history!

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