An elderly, soft-spoken veteran recalls when she joined the Soviet Air Force’s first all-female bombing squad. She reminisces about her friend Katja, and how they made the best of their antique equipment, struggled with being ostracised from their male comrades, and earned the fearful German nickname ‘Nachthexen’.

Want to know more about The Animation Workshop/VIA University College?

NACHTHEXEN was made by a team of 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College in Viborg, Denmark. Check out the individual students blogs (links below) to learn more about the talent behind the film!

Julie Herdichek Baltzer
Director/Editor/Animator –

Yasha Habibipour
Production Manager/Technical Director/Background Artist –

Nadia Ørneborg
Art Director/Environment Lead/Background Artist –

Sidonie Vidal
Animation Lead/Animator/Storyboard Artist –

Sarah Kær Nedergaard Nielsen
Character Designer/Background Artist –

Szymon Hedinn Kuran
Animator/Editor/Storyboard Artist –

Camilla Smidt
Animator/Storyboard Artist –

Story Consultants:
Aske Schmidt Rose
Sofie Louise Dam

Dialogue written by:
Hans Frederik Jacobsen & Julie Herdichek Baltzer

Live Action:
Shilo Duffy – Director of Photography, Producer & Colorist
Asger Kjærholm – Gaffer
Magnus Herdichek Pedersen – Production Assistent & Parkour Consultant

Bente Jepsen – Veteran
Nataliia Kiriushina– Veteran Voice

Additional Voices:
Mathilde Olhoff Jakobsen
Olivia Voight Simonsen
Emil Eusebius Olhoff-Jakobsen
Liga Jensen
Radoslav Nedyalkov
Lana Tankosa Nikolic
August Lindemer

Additional Animation:
Jessica Laurent
Juliette Viger

Additional Color & Clean-Up:
Lamberto Anderloni
Virginia Prieto Calvo
Myra Sofia Hild
Heidi Holmeå Christiansen
Jasmin Lisbeth Bustamante Christoffersen
Ben Ozeri
Anne Prip

Additional Compositing:
Radoslav Nedyalkov
Asger Kjærholm