Much like the characters in Hollow Land, independent filmmakers and animators Uri and Michelle Kranot are very well travelled. The peripatetic team has worked together for more than a decade, creating films that have been co-produced by studios in Israel, France, the Netherlands and Denmark. They are currently both teaching animation at The Animation Workshop, in Viborg, Denmark.
The Kranots have worked with various animation techniques—from 2D computer animation to paper cut-outs and pixillation—and have won numerous awards for their films. The Heart of Amos Klein (2008), a look back at Israeli history through the life of one man, won nine international awards. God on Our Side (2005)—a film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict inspired by Picasso’s Guernica—took home awards from ASIFA and a half-dozen festivals, while 2010’s animated documentary White Tape screened at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Hollow Land is their fourth collaboration.