Jan Lachauer: Filmmaker, Net Worth, ‘Room on the Broom’ & Facts To Know

Read everything there is to know about the ‘Room on the Broom’ filmmaker, Jan Lachauer, including his net worth and movies.

Who is Jan Lachauer?

Jan Lachauer is a filmmaker and animator from Germany. Lachauer along with his fellow producer Max Lang were nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Animated Short Film for the film ‘Room on the Broom’. Jan Lachauer and Jacob Schuh have been nominated for Best Animated Short Film at Oscar 2018 for the film Revolting Rhymes. Oscar 2018 will be held on March 4th this year. Jan Lachauer was born in Munich in 1983. Between 2006 and 2011 he studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and the Gobelins, lécole de l’image in Paris. Lachauer made his professional directorial debut as co-director of ‘Room On The Broom’ in 2012. The film was Academy Award nominated in 2014. It was also the winner of the Animation category at the 2013 BAFTA Children’s Awards. ‘Room on the Broom’ received the 2012 RTS Programme Award for Best Children’s Programme. It also won the International Emmy Kids Awards 2013 and the Cristal for Best Television Production at Annecy Animation Festival 2013. Jan Lachauer lives and works in Berlin.

Net worth of the filmmaker

Filmmaker Jan Lachauer has a net worth of $100,000.

A brief about his films

Jan Lachauer is a writer and director from Germany. He is also an animator. Here is a short brief about the films he has worked upon since he began his career in filmmaking in 2008: * Sapmi Sapmi was an animated Short film co-directed and animated by Max Lang and Lachauer in their second year at the Filmakademie (2008). It was made to illustrate a Scandinavian myth within a documentary about the Lapland, directed by Martin Anderson. * Herr Hoppe und der Atommull Herr Hoppe und der Atommull is translated in English as Herr Hoppe and the Nuclear Waste. This animated short film is about a barrel of nuclear waste that suddenly drops into the living room of the protagonist an ordinary suburban German. His efforts to get rid of the barrel create the humor in this entertaining animated short series. Backgrounds and characters make the use of the claymation style and were created with the skill of 3D computer animation. The series is peppered here and there with black humor and also incorporates a social message. The short is 4 mins and 17 seconds long. It was initially released in May, 2011. The film was co-directed by Jan Lachauer and Thorsten Loffler. It was co-produced by Thorsten Loffler and Marianne Gassner. * Revolting Rhymes Revolting Rhymes is a 2016, British-German computer animated TV film based on the book of the same name written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Retelling and intertwining five of the six poems from the book, the two-part film was produced by Magic Light Pictures and is narrated by Dominic West. Revolting Rhymes Part One and Revolting Rhymes Part Two were created in Berlin (Magic Light Pictures Berlin) and Cape Town (Triggerfish Animation Studios). It was aired on PBS in the United States. The story revolves around the Big Bad Wolf who recalls his meeting with Little Red Riding Hood. Its first episode of Revolting Rhymes Part One is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

An interview with the co-directors of Revolting Rhymes

In a recent interview with the co-directors of ‘Revolting Rhymes’, Jakob Schuh revealed that he was drawn to adapt Roald Dahl‘s book, “Revolting Rhymes” into an animated short because “it has a lot of quite modern themes in it of empowerment and of strong females.” Plus, “it’s a lot of fun to read.” Revolting Rhymes is a two-part film that retells and intertwines five of the six poems in the book. It also includes a modern take on Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, the Three Little Pigs, and the Big Bad Wolf. “The more you think about it, the more relevant it becomes.” Schuh co-directed the film with Jan Lachauer. The duo were influenced by the iconic illustrations of Quentin Blake, whose work they feel is intrinsically linked with that of the author. “We were happy to have them as a base for an adaptation,” Lachauer added, “It’s very daunting,” adds Schuh, “because if you love Quentin’s work as much as we do, and you think about adapting it to animation, it becomes clear quite quickly that you don’t want to actually copy his actual style. Instead, we wanted to adapt it and honor his work, but not copy it.”

The children of today are more drawn to social media and television rather than books and to be able to bring the same magic of authors like Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake to a medium which kids enjoy following is an excellent work. Director Jan Lachauer has very cleverly merged the beauty of the past with the technology of today. Animation is one of the wonders of modern computers where one can make the hand drawings move magically onscreen. Animated films are a lovely way to entertain and teach children of today moral values and ethics yet keeping the modern view intact. We expect to see a lot more of his brilliant animated films!