Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow are the creative duo behind YouTube sensation Rollin’ Wild.
The animated series, featuring cuddly creatures struggling with their size, has scooped numerous international awards, with latest addition 'Meerkats' now a shortlisted entry in the inaugural D&AD Next Director Award.
Below, we catch up with the aspiring directors to find out more about their work.
What was the inspiration for Rollin’ Wild?
Our main inspiration for the films were the classic wildlife documentaries like 'Earth' and 'Serengeti Shall Not Die'. We wanted to make the viewer feel as if they were observing a typical wildlife scene, for example a cheetah hunting a gazelle, so the look of the films had to be quite natural and not too stylised. We didn’t want to make it photo-real – that would make the animals look a bit creepy.