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Mathieu Auvray will direct the new Blender Institute open movie

Ton Roosendaal just announced that Mathieu Auvray will direct the next Blender Institute open movie, Gooseberry.

Mathieu has proven to be a very talented artist (check out some of his work) and I'm looking forward to seeing him leave his mark on this project.

Please join me in congratulating Mathieu!


  • Jonathan Williamson

    Great guy for the job!

  • Utopia780

    Congratulations Mathieu.
    Best wishes!

  • sverro2

    I knew that name already :D. It's all going to be awesome.

  • Sebastian König

    Awesome! Gooseberry will be great! Ton and Mathieu share a vision! :)

    • Bart Veldhuizen

      Great pic :)

  • JeroenM

    So it begins ....

  • Theory Animation


  • bobo75014

    cocorico !!!

  • Svcam04 we know the rumors are true, George Lucas did in fact create a clone. May the force be with you Mathieu

  • Lawrence D’Oliveiro

    I gather this is going to take a couple of years to put together a full feature-length movie.

    Ton’s timing is pretty good, though. Think of projects like “Caminandes” stepping in to keep up the stream of shorter Blender-based projects. :)

    • Bart Veldhuizen

      I hadn't thought of it like that, but your remark on timing is spot-on!

  • Kirill Trideshny

    Congratulations, Ton! "It's a real deal!" :) Mathieu is really a genius! Congratulations to all the community!

  • skuax

    Bravo mathieu!
    Hope we ll met in paris one day .

  • comeinandburn

    So AWESOME!! I'm a huge fan of Matray! Brilliant call once again Ton:)

  • James Rosin


  • James Rosin

    Congratulations! Great characters!

  • antOons

    Congratulations Mathieu!
    Hope also to see a new name for the audio composer.

  • Spelle

    Very talented!

  • PhysicsGuy

    This is awesome. I hope there will be a gooseberry website soon, so we can keep track of things!

  • rodcreation

    congratulation to M Auvray which i follow the work since a long time....
    c'est bien anglais ma façon de dire????

  • c1cc10x

    Great news!!

  • Phil 2.0

    Does it mean it will be another live action movie? I really want Gooseberry to be a full CGI movie project this time.

    • Bart Veldhuizen

      From what I've heard so far, there's no specific focus on VFX or live action in Gooseberry.

      • Phil 2.0

        Thanks Bart for your response!

  • Daniel Vintersvärd

    Fantastic! So... any writers on the team yet?? :)


    Great news

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