Defeating Cancer

Directing • Music • VFX

The correct german translation for the animal crab is “Krebs”.
However, this word also stands for Cancer (which is actually a latin term referring to a genus of marine crabs). Hence “Knack den Krebs” (Crack the Crab) is a metaphoric wordplay encouraging people to defeat cancer.

These commercials have been created for Fördergemeinschaft Kinderkrebs-Zentrum Hamburg e.V.

Featuring Ruby Meschke
Directed by Julian Strunck, Marc Brummund
Produced by Christian Kalusky, Paula Kacprzak, Julian Strunck
Director of Photography: Christian Kalusky, Matthias Bolliger
Edited by Christian Kalusky
Music Composed by Julian Strunck
Visual Effects by Julian Strunck, Tom Böhl
Set Runners: Mareike Schröder, Hanna Runge, Tom Böhl

Film and Storyboard Comparison

Have a closer look at the rough beginning
next to the final product.

See how it’s been done:

The entire CGI was created in Blender using a professional mesh of an Atlantic Blue Crab
(purchased from Turbosquid) and PBR shading techniques.

Face Art

The film below has been created by Mareike Schröder and Hanna Runge.
I was allowed to write a few notes of inspirational music for this visual masterpiece.