Edmunds Jansons (2010 – 2020) 9×5′
Titles of the films:
How Shammies Had Breakfast (Kā Lupatiņi brokastoja) (2020) 5′
How Shammies Travelled (Kā Lupatiņi ceļoja) (2020) 5′
How Shammies Told Time (Kā Lupatiņi skaitīja laiku) (2020) 5′
How Shammies Tidied-Up (Kā Lupatiņi kārtoja) (2015) 5′
How Shammies Built A House (Kā Lupatiņi būvēja māju) (2015) 5′
How Shammies Got Well (Kā Lupatiņi veseļojās) (2015) 5′
How Shammies Played Hide and Seek (Kā Lupatiņi slēpās) (2015) 5′
How Shammies Were Getting Married (Kā Lupatiņi precējās) (2014) 5′
How Shammies Teeter-tottered (Kā Lupatiņi šūpojās) (2012) 2′
How Shammies Guessed (Kā Lupaitņi uzminēja) (2012) 2′
How Shammies Bathed (Kā Lupatiņi mazgājās) (Pilot) (2010) 7′
Animation Technique: Cut-Out
Lenght: 1×7′, 2×2′, 8×5′
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422
Language: English / Latvian
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2010 – 2020
National film Centre of Latvia,
State Culture Capital Fondation,
MEDIA Programme of the European Union
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.
How Shammies Had Breakfast (Kā Lupatiņi brokastoja)
Sockie invites Shammies to have breakfast, but there is one chair missing at the table. Mitten thinks that Pillow is sitting on his chair, as it is his chair that can gallop like a horse. However, Pillow finds his chair with Hankie sitting on it, Hankie finds his with Sockie, Sockie – with Mitten. And chairs aren’t even really chairs anymore.
How Shammies Travelled (Kā Lupatiņi ceļoja)
Hankie proposes to travel around the house with eyes closed. Space under the table suddenly turns into a dragon’s cave, the stairs – into snowy cliffs, but the bed is drifting in the roaring sea.
How Shammies Told Time (Kā Lupatiņi skaitīja laiku)
Shammies are bored and Mr. Cat promises them they would all go for a walk to a park. And they would go at three o’clock. When exactly is it going to happen? Shammies are trying to figure out what does the watch tell. Could they make the time pass faster?
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…
How Shammies Teeter-tottered (Kā Lupatiņi šūpojās)
Sockie wants to teeter-totter with Pillow, but he is too heavy. He is even heavier than three other Shammies together. Or may be he is not?
How Shammies Guessed (Kā Lupatiņi šūpojās)
Sockie finds a button from Mittens trousers and together with other Shammies try to guess what it could be.
How Shammies Bathed (Kā Lupatiņi mazgājās)
One evening Shammies – Sockie, Mitten, Pillow and Hankie – are watching Mr. Cat clean himself. During the day they too have become soiled and dusty and decide to take a bath. While Mitten is thinking whether to lick himself clean the way Mr. Cat does it, Hankie goes downstairs to the bathroom and discovers a Water Monster…
Best Artist of Animation Film Award at National FF „Lielais Kristaps”, 2012, Latvija
Best Film for Young Children (Ages 2-5), 29th CICFF, ASV, 2012
The Best Animated TV Series Silver Award at Xiamen IAF, 2012, China
Selected at more than 70 festivals.