Marita Mayer is a German director based in Norway. She has a background in Cultural Management and Education from the University of Hildesheim and specialized in drawn animation at the Animation School Hamburg. Marita has worked on several 2-D and stop-motion productions since and was a program manager for five editions of Fredrikstad Animation Festival.
When I was a kid, every walk down to the basement was a challenge, every second night I was haunted by monsters and dark figures in my dreams – fear is a lifelong companion and sometimes it needs a lot of courage to face it. Children are often exposed to imagery and content that is unsuited for their age group. One of the challenges with exploring fear in a film for children was in striking the right balance of aesthetics and mood without actually frightening my audience.