About us

Acting as a collective, Polynoid has directed and produced award winning short films and commercials, on their own as filmmakers or supported by larger teams of artists. Their body of work encapsulates a unique style in storytelling and pace, creating emotionally driven moments and stories out of opportunities and inspiration they see in the most ordinary, tiniest things.


Drop us a line if you’re interested in working with us, collaborate, or just want to say hi.

Commercial Representation

United States
Blacklist, Adina Sales
adina@blacklist.tv

All other territories
WOODBLOCK, Selina Schmitt
selina@woodblock.tv

UK, France, Netherlands
Passion Pictures, Hannah Kluman
hannah@passion-pictures.com

About us

Polynoid

Animation for art, film and design

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The Metalian Stallion

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Mindplotter

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Mindplotter

The Mindplotter. Developed as a symbol for what we think is the essence of a creative process that every filmmaker in the field of animation goes through.
Being able to switch between two stages, inspiration and creation, the Mindplotter is both mechanical and organic, hard and soft, brutal in his act of plotting out his thoughts and relaxed in his inspirational state of mind. While the Mindplotter alter egos, the world around him changes with it.

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458nm

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458nm

Not much to say about this piece that hasn’t been said before. This is where it all started. Our little cupcake of making films.
We produced this short in PAL. Unbelievable nowadays, but during the time of production, we simply couldn’t afford anything bigger and HD just sounded like madness. 458nm has toured the world for several years and has seen quite a few faces watching it.
Oh boy, were we young..

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FlapFlap

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FlapFlap

FlapFlap. What started out as a protest against the rather strange selection of short films some festivals have, soon turned out to become a small but detailed vision of what can happen if you mess around with the wrong guys.
Given, the only guideline we had was an obscure storyboard and the idea of creating a strange but highly detailed world in which two birds take a dump on someones head.

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CI - ICE

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CI - ICE

Commissioned by A&E Polynoid animated and directed this winter ident for the specialist channel Crime & Investigation

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MoM - Polaroyced

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MoM - Polaroyced

Director’s Cut of the music video for the track ‘Polaroyced’ by Mouse on Mars, taken from their album ‘Parastrophics’.

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Mem

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Mem

Commissioned by Blackberry Digital Cinema via Kult Singapore, Polynoid created this short film to be screened in selected cinemas across Asia.

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MADE - Future Self

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MADE - Future Self

Agency Dirk & Philip asked us to help with an invitation movie for the FUTURE SELF exhibition at MADE. Since they wanted to feature a moth, it was time for us to bring our beloved protagonist back from the dead.

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Lenovo - Carbon Taking Over

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Lenovo - Carbon Taking Over

Carbon takes over. Directed by Polynoid, this commercial is a fast paced takeover, promoting Lenovo’s X1 carbon notebook line.

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Infiniti - Blue Essence

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Infiniti - Blue Essence

Our director’s cut for the introduction of the Infiniti EMERG-E electric concept car at the Geneva Motorshow 2012.

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Greenpeace - New Bees

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Greenpeace - New Bees

Teaming up with Greenpeace to help raise awareness of the growing disappearance of honey bees!

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Islands of Glass

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Islands of Glass

Rob Clouth / "Islands of Glass" /

A laser installation

Taken from the Clockwork Atom EP on Leisure System.

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Nickelodeon - Slime

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Nickelodeon - Slime

Tales of the Deep: It came from the Slime! Woodblock produced this gooey encounter as a break bumper for NICKELODEON.

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MTV / Idol

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MTV / Idol

Commissioned by The MTV Milano Design Studio, Polynoid directed this new set of five idents for the French Pop channel MTV IDOL.

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Hypervenom

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Hypervenom

Deadly Breed – A full CG clip, created and directed by Polynoid for the introduction of Nike’s Hypervenom soccer boot.

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Loom

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Loom

Written and directed by Polynoid, Loom tells the story of a successful catch. A moth being caught in a spiders web. Struggling for an escape, the moths panic movements only result in less chance of survival. What follows is the type of causality everyone’s expecting. The spider appears, claims its prey and feeds on it. The way nature works. But it’s the point of view that creates an intense relationship between the hunter and its victim. There is much more to explore, much more to feel if one takes the time to really experience the content of a split second.

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MTV / EMA

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MTV / EMA

The MTV World Design Studio gave Polynoid the task to create the show package for the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. Based on the given briefing, Polynoid approached the project with the need to combine the calmness of a real world lake with the biggest party mankind has ever seen at the very center of the earth. The whole clip had to feel fluently connected, and at the same time modular enough so pieces of it have the ability to stand on their own.

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Halo 4

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Halo 4

Title sequence – Working with 343 Industries and show director Stewart Hendler, Polynoid created five openers for the “Forward Unto Dawn” web series promoting the release of “Halo 4″.

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Rebird

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Rebird

Short Film, 20 seconds long, Polynoid created this piece for the collaborative project 'Resonance' initialized by Simon Jones. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways.

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Lexus / Genesis

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Lexus / Genesis

Polynoid directed this film for the reveal of the Lexus GS F at the Motor Show in Detroit, with WOODBLOCK handling all the animation – more information here.

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