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Balder Westein

Westein founded ThreeDoubleYou – a one-man animation company in 2001. ThreeDoubleYou means “Westein’s Wacky World”. He directs commercials, title sequences, short animated films and animation series. As a self-taught animator, Westein learned the art of prop-making and stop-motion animation by studying the work of other directors.

With co-director Patrick Raats, Westein co-founded BlackBox Productions – an independent animation production company and stop-motion studio. In 2004, they started a 13-part stop-motion animation series called Barbazan. The series is shown in nine countries.

Other titles designed by Westein are: Dunya & Desie, Pluk van de Petteflet, Alles is Liefde (Love is All), Wild Romance and Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek (Crusade in Jeans).