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"Lucky " is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?


by kiin.

11 Min. / 2D / 2015

"The film focusses on the pursuit of happiness. Failure and desire play a part, and the sweet smell of childhood lingers in the air, but it has lost some of its romance. The idea that this film is maybe not about horses at all suggests itself quickly. These precious friends are simply well-suited for being protagonists as their image is not yet as worn as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny and they are still complex in terms of content.The horses trot and gallop across the screen and even drink at the bar. These horses are not happy, maybe for one exception. Loss follows great success, love is only answered by a painful lack of understanding, Black Beauty turns into Broken Beauty. This film does not play in Wendy-mode and neither serves the romance of horse loving teenagers."


Prof. Jens Gussek

Script, Direction, Animation:







Assistant Animator:

Special Effects:

Kirsten Carina Geisser

Ines Christine Geisser (kiin.)

Ines Christine Geisser (kiin.animation)

Ines Christine Geisser

Michael Jason Parker Beckett

Jan Kristian Fuchs


Michel Esselbrügge

Jan Kristian Fuchs

funded by


Mostra Sauam 2015

Libelula 2015

KFFK 2015

Dokumentar-und Videofilmfest Kassel 2015

Animateka 2015

Mumbai Shorts 2015


Anima Brussel 2016

Zoomfestival, Poland, 2016

„Mach mal halblang!“, Göttingen 2016

Glas Animation Festival, 2016

Tricky Woman 2016

Mecal, 18th Int. Short Film & Animation Festival of Barcelona

Animac, future talent, 25 – 28 february 2016, Lleida, Spain



Best Animation (student) @ Mumbai shorts 2015


other Films


Ines Christine Geisser and Kirsten Carina Geisser are sisters, born and raised in the franconian forest and working together since 2009.

Ines Christine Geißer was born 1982 in Naila, Germany. She studied comic and animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel and graduated in animation in 2013. She then became a master student of Prof. Martina Bramkamp.

Kirsten Carina Geisser was born 1986 in Naila, Germany. She studied fine arts    at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle/Saale. "Lucky" is her diplomafilm.