Project “Shammies”
Edmunds Jansons (2014/2015) 5×5′

Titles of the films:
How Shammies Tidied-Up (Kā Lupatiņi kārtoja)
How Shammies Built A House (Kā Lupatiņi būvēja māju)
How Shammies Got Well (Kā Lupatiņi veseļojās)
How Shammies Played Hide and Seek (Kā Lupatiņi slēpās)
How Shammies Were Getting Married (Kā Lupatiņi precējās)

Genre: Animation
Animation Technique: Cut-Out
Lenght: 5 x 5’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422
Language: English / Latvian
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2014 / 2015
Financial Support: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, National film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Fondation

Shammies is animated cross media project for pre-school children about discovering the world based on children games, fantasies and word plays. The project consists of TV series, web episodes and published books and calendar.

www.theshammies.com
https://www.facebook.com/theshammies

How Shammies Tidied-Up (Kā Lupatiņi kārtoja)

Shammies’ room is so messy it is not possible to find anything anymore. Mr. Cat suggests to spring-clean. To tidy up the house Shammies need to find out where each thing lives.

How Shammies Built A House (Kā Lupatiņi būvēja māju)

Shammies long to have a pet. They know they would need to take care of it and everyone is ready to build a house for it. But what kind of pet it will be?

How Shammies Got Well (Kā Lupatiņi veseļojās)

Mitten has caught cold, he has a soar throat and sneezes a lot. Everyone wants to take care of him. Mitten’s being ill looks so nice, that Hankie’s little flowers and dots suddenly start to hurt. When Sockie starts treating him with candies, also Pillow doesn’t feel well anymore….

How Shammies Played Hide and Seek (Kā Lupatiņi slēpās)

Hankie is reading a picture book. Other Shammies are running around and making noise. Hankie hides himself to be able to read. When other Shammies decide to play hide and seek, it turns out Hankie has hidden himself best even without knowing it.

How Shammies Were Getting Married (Kā Lupatiņi precējās)

Shammies are playing Chutes and Ladders. Sockie is not doing too well, she would rather do something else, like, got married. But to whom? Pillow doesn’t mind, if Sockie feeds him. Mitten would marry to have boxing matches. Hankie would need a listener to his story full of self praising. Sockie soon gets enough of it…