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The Super Rope Solution is made by Auke de Vries, a film maker who studied animation at St. Joost Art Academy in Breda. It is his graduation film for his Bachelor of Design’s degree, has won Academy Award for Best Dutch Graduation film 2011 – Rotterdam and has screened at many international festivals. Have you ever imagined how would it be to control everything by pulling ropes? Well, the film tells this story. A lazy man buys a “wonderful” product from TV that automates his everyday tasks, and now he can veg out in front of the TV effortlessly. But who is really pulling the strings?

Auke de Vries is a short filmmaker, animator and motion graphics designer. He grew up in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, moved to Breda where he studied animation at St. Joost Art Academy. In 2011 he got his Bachelors degree of design there. He graduated with the animated short “The Super Rope Solution” which was chosen the best graduation film of the netherlands in 2011. He won a two months stay at a artist residency in Iceland, where he started a new project. He is currently working at Wenneker in Amsterdam, lives in Leiden and is working on a new short.

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