Gergely Wootsch
Animation & Illustration

A Monster Calls: The Tale of the Prince

An animated insert in A Monster Calls, a feature film directed by J. A. Bayona based on Patrick Ness' book of the same title.

A Monster Calls is a movie based on Patrick Ness' beautiful book, directed by J. A. Bayona, released in 2016.

I worked together with Glassworks Barcelona's talented team, headed by Javier Verdugo who produced two animated sequences directed and designed by Headless' Adrian Garcia.

I helped animate The Tale of the Prince: my role was to create layouts, think about colours and render and composit my shots for final delivery.

3D camera movements were laid out in 3D and sequences rendered using Arnold. All compositing was done in After Effects relying heavily on UV passes for texture placement.

It was a challenging process, mostly because of the number of textures we layered, but I think the it was all the effort!


It was ofter challenging to turn the sequences around simply because of the number of frames! The tales don't cut, they are continuously flowing and this posed a challenge when handling the transitions between the scenes.



Executive Producers

Xavi Tribó
David Gómez
Ignacio Muñoz

Creative Technical Director

Javier Verdugo

VFX Supervisor

David Gómez

Talent Recruiter

Joan Amat

GW Producer

Sonia Figuera

VFX Lead

Marco Rossi

3D Animation Lead

Hugo García

3D Artists

Álvaro Gascó
Andrea Giordano
Anthony Vincent
Carlos Cortés
Cat Harris
Daniel Buhigas
David Llopis
Eric Moliner
Ferran Llàcer
Frankie de Leonardis
Gerard Casas
Gerardo del Hierro
Gergely Woostsch
Iván Costarrossa
Jean Vincent Sales
Joan Buhigas
José Luis Estefanía
José Manuel Linares
Kiko Navarro
Kornel Makarowicz
Leire Martín
Llorenç Borràs
Miquel Campos
Salva Borrego
Simon Glas

Digital Compositors

Àlex Blasco
Aurelio Pozas
Carlos de la Sotilla
Daniel López Izquierdo
Edu León
Edu Puertas
Ian Sargent
Pau Minguell
Rubén Llusià


Maria Shovkoplyas
Dani Granado
Clàudia Barbal

IT Manager

Xavi Tribó

IT Support

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