About Me

Born on 05th AugusManuel Sumberac Photot 1988 Pula in Croatia. Graduated at the Academy of fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animation and New Media. He worked as lead animator on the animated short GULIVER (2009.) by Zdenko Basic and INDUSTRY (2013.) by Livio Rajh. Until now he realized 4 short animated films ESCARGOT (2010),U SJENI / IN THE SHADOW (2011), CLOCKWORK HEART (2013.) and VESLA / THE OARS (2011.). He directed and animated 3 music video for Croatian musician Gibonni; “ZEDAM, “TOLERNCA”, “VESLA”. For film Escargot he recived 2nd prize at the “42. Reviji hrvatskog filmskog i video stvaralaštva” and the Grand Prix on festival “Balkans Beyond Borders” in Greece. For animated music video “ZEDAM” he wins Porin music award for best music video in 2010. In 2012. he wins Porin music award for best cd cover design of the album “Svijet glamura” of the Croatian band Hladno pivo. The same year he was awarded at the Magdalena International Festival of Creative Communication with the Golden Bra Award for best animation in the music video “Your irresistiblesmile“. In 2014. he wins the “Zlatna Ribica Neuma” award for the best 3D animated short at the Neum Animated Film Festival in Neum. Combined with animation he works as illustrator. He illustrated several picture books, such as “PINNOCHIO”, “SNOW WHITE” and “SNOW QUEEN” for Carlton Book Ltd, “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” for Hodder Children’s Books, “MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” for Harper Collins, “STEAMPUNK POE” and “STEAMPUNK FRANKENSTEIN” for Running Press, “STEAMPUNK CITY” for POW!, as well as numerous book covers published in different countries on several languages.