VFX Supervisor, TD

Dennis Rettkowski has over 15 years of work experience in VFX and animation. He is a founding member of Talking Animals and currently working for Lumatic.

  • 2015
    Er ist wieder da

    VFX Supervisor

  • 2014
    Mara und der Feuerbringer

    Simulation Lead

  • 2013

    VFX Supervisor

  • 2012
    Rising Hope

    Technical Director

  • 2011
    Flamingo Pride

    Technical Director & Producer

  • 2009
    Same Same But Different

    VFX Supervisor

  • 2009

    VFX Supervisor

  • 2008
    Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe

    VFX Supervisor

  • 2008
    Our Wonderful Nature

    Technical Director

  • 2008
    My Happy End

    Technical Director

  • 2000-2012
    Full Filmography

    Dennis on IMDB


Rising Hope

short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain

Chump And Clump

short film3D animation10:35 min© HFF Konrad Wolf 2008
Directed by Stephan Sacher and Michael Herm
Chump and Clump meet at a bus station. Unfortunately, they have just missed their bus, which arrives only once a week. While waiting for the next bus, a bizarre and wonderfully raucous friendship develops, which still manages to prevail when all odds turn against our little heroes.
  • Story, Design, Animation: Stephan Sacher and Michael Herm
  • Chump: Volkram Zschiesche
  • Clump: Michael Herm
  • Additional Animation: Daniel Zinner
  • Music: Friedemann Matzeit 
  • Editing: Sven Fox 
  • Compositing: Dennis Rettkowski
  • Sound Design: Paul Rischer
  • Re-Recording Mixing: Marian Mentrup
  • Line Producer: Javelle Bauersfeld
  • Foley Artist: Guenther Roehn
  • Music Recording: Veit Norek

Our Wonderful Nature

short filmcg animation05:072008
directed by Tomer Eshed

My Happy End (trailer)

short film 2D/3D animation 5:30 min HFF Konrad Wolf 2007
Directed by Milen Vitanov All dogs chase their tails. A dog once succeeds in catching his own tail. That changes his life as he finds his best friend in it.
Directed and animated by: Milen Vitanov

Technical Director: Dennis Rettkowski
Festival Awards:
  • Annecy 2008
  • Animafest Zagreb 2008
  • Holland Animation Film Festival 2008
  • Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007
  • Hida Int. Animation Festival Japan 2007
  • GoEast Wiesbaden 2008
  • Cine-Jeune Film Festival For Children 2009
  • Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008
  • KLIK! Int. Animation Festival Amsterdam 2008
  • Student Film Festival St.Petersburg 2007
  • Animago 2007
Festival Awards:
  • Golden Knight Film Festival Moskaw 2008
  • European Youth Film Festival Bruges 2008
  • San Joaquin Film Festival USA 2008
  • Barcelona International TV Festival 2007
  • ”2D or not 2D”Int.Animation Fest USA 2007
  • Cartoon Club Rimini Italy 2007
  • Anima Mundi Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2007
  • Hamburg Animation Award 2007
  • Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children 2007
  • I-Sorts Prag 2008
  • AniFest Trebon 2007

Flamingo Pride

short film3D animation6:00 min© Tomer Eshed 2011
Directed by Tomer Eshed
Trailer Concept & Editing Jens Prausnitz
  • Director: Tomer Eshed
  • Technical Director, Producer: Dennis Rettkowski
  • Cinematography: Olaf Aue
  • Set Design: Jan Schneider

FEUCHTGEBIETE - Opening Sequence

Animated Title Sequence 3D Computer Graphics 1:23 min 2013
  • Opening title sequence for the german feature "Feuchtgebiete"
  • Animation by TALKING ANIMALS
  • Directed by David Wnendt
  • Produced by Rommelfilm - 2013

  • Graphic Design: Ines Gomes Ferreira