( 1965 -
Yeri: Straubing, Almanya
Thomas Stellmach was born 1965 in Straubing. He graduated from the University of Kassel with a degree in Visual Communication. Since 1982 he has produced 16 animated films and teaches at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg and at the University of Kassel. In 2001, he founded the animation company Lichthof Film & Animation with P. Lemken and J. Bode. He won an Oscar in 1997 for the puppet animation film _Quest (1996/II)_. His other award-winning films include: Weeds (short animation, 1990), Smalltalk (1994) (short), Old Super Lady (short animation, 1994), and Chicken Kiev (2000) (short animation), among others.