Directed by Jens Blank
UK | 7 minutes | 2010 | English

Cooked tells the story of an unlikely love triangle that springs between a walrus a seal and a lobster in an arctic sauna.


Director: Jens Blank
Screenwriter: Caroline Bruckner, Jens Blank
Animation: Chris Ikimi, Alexandre Allain, Jens Blank, Shi Qian, Anna Benner, Matthew Payne
Cinematography: David Liddell
Editing: Una Gunjak
Producer: Jens Blank

  • Jens Blank
    Jens Blank

Festivals & Awards
Festival de Cannes – Cinefondation
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Anima Mundi
Curtas Short Film Festival
LA Shorts Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival
London International Animation Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Lucca Film Festival
Chicago International Childrens Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
Foyle Film Festival Ireland
New York Eurasian Film Festival

Jens Blank

Born in Cologne, Germany, Jens decided to come to the Uk at the age of 21. He studied art and design, creating a bunch of animated shorts eventually starting to work as a freelancer for Nexusproductions. The last project Jens worked on at Nexus before joining the NFTS for a 2 year MA in animation direction was the 2009 oscar nominated short THIS WAY UP. His graduation film COOKED has screened as part of the official selection of the Cannes film festival in 2010. Since then it has been shown in over 30 festivals worldwide. He is currently developing a new short project and looking to get representation as a director within the animation industry.

2010 Cooked, short
2009 This Way Up, short