Géza M. Tóth (director),
Oscar nominated filmmaker, PhD university professor and head of KEDD Animation Studio. He has been teaching from 1994 at some of the most prestigious art universities in Europe, such as MOME – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Royal College of Art in London, University of Theatre and Film in Budapest. From 2020 he also runs one of the most successful East-European animation film studios, named KEDD. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He is a multifarious artist, works in a huge palette of the arts: director of short films (ex: Icar, MAESTRO, ERGO, MAMA) and animation tv series (ex: Berry and Dolly, The Kuflis). He also works as a director for theater and operas (ex: Nibelungen, The Miraculous Mandarin, The Bluebeard’s Castle), illustrating books, lecturing, scriptwriting.
His films have won more than 120 prizes. His first film, The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1992) was selected for Annecy, the second – Icarus (1996) was nominated for the Golden-Bear in Berlin. His film, Maestro (2005) was nominated for the Oscar in 2007 in the Best Animated Short Film category. His latest animation short, MATCHES, put him in the Oscar Race again, since has won the Oscar qualifying Light in Motion Award for Best Animated Short Film at the Foyle Film Festival in 2019.
Balázs ALPÁR (sound design)
is a multi-award winning Hungarian born composer active in various genre fields. With an academic background from Budapest & Vienna he has been working, for 15+ years, full time as a composer and sound designer specialized in genre-blending, hybrid styles. His applied music production company is operating inside the renowned building of Pannonia Studios, Budapest. He is a member of the European Film Academy. He has recently created music for the HBO docu-drama “ULTRA”, for AMC Networks’ channel „JIMJAM”, for the TV series „VIRTUÓZOK”, and for the animated movies “The KUFLIS” 1 & 2. He is the in-house composer and sound designer of Kedd Animation Studio led by Oscar-nominated Géza M. Tóth. Besides creating soundtracks to movies, commercials and theatre shows he composes concert pieces for symphonic orchestras, jazz/pop and electronic bands.
MATCHESDirector: Géza M. Tóth
Script writer: Géza M. Tóth
Producer: Éva M. Tóth
Cinematographer: Péter Piros
Art director: Géza M. Tóth
MUSIC/SOUNDMusic: Balázs Alpár
Sound designer: Balázs Alpár
POST PRODUCTIONDigital Post-Production Supervisor: Péter Piros
Editor: Géza M. Tóth
Sound Editor: Miklós Rozslay
Sound Mixing: Imre Madácsi
Colorist: Miklós Gerdelics
Colorist: Laco Gaál
KEDD ANIMATION STUDIOProduction Manager: Doraya Bouandel
Production Coordinator: György Péchy
Production Coordinator: Niki Kárász