Sif Savery


Animator, Director

• recent projects •

Tales of Zale

(animated web-series, 2011-)


Role: Director, Animator, Designer


Tales of Zale follows a young, eagerly curious fox named Zale who together with his best friend, a cautious barn owl named Elva, goes about exploring their forest and the mysterious city ruins.


In the series, we take a poetic approach towards the themes of growing up and finding your identity. Every animal Zale and Elva meet along the way has its own approach to life, and by the end of it all our two main characters often have to reflect on whether or not this philosophy is right for them. Spoilers: it usually comes down to balance.

Tales of Zale has seen the release of 2 full 6-minute episodes and 3 "minisodes" thus far. Currently a special 11-minute episode is in production and a full series pitch is in the works.

Ur Aska

(bachelor film, 2019)


Role: Animator, Storyboard Artist, Generalist


Set in a Swedish fantasy world, a young couple is thrust into imbalance as one part’s desire for change pushes the other into self-doubt about her place in their relationship.


Waiting Room

(animated commercial, 2017)


Role: Co-director


Waiting Room is a short 3D commercial produced at The Animation Workshop in collaboration with the client organization, Plastic Change.


The short aims to depict the serious issue of plastic in the ocean in an absurd but relatable fashion, using the setting of a doctor's waiting room and a colorful cast of characters.

Home on Rails

(animated short, 2016)


Role: Writer, Animation Lead


'Home' is a children's bed-time rhyme presented with colorful and imaginative imagery and animation. The short was created at The Animation Workshop for the "Short Short Film" program.



Waiting Room

Sif Perlt Savery

Skillsets: 2D/3D animation, directing, writing, storyboarding, editing, design


Phone:       +45 26 81 42 62


Skype:       Hikarian002




Intern Animator

2D Feature Film Production, 'Wolfwalkers'

   Cartoon Saloon, Ireland


Director / Animator

Ongoing animated web-series, 'Tales of Zale'

   Independent Production


Animator / Story Artist / Generalist

Graduation Film 'Ur Aska'

   The Animation Workshop, Viborg




Graduation Film, 'Wallrider', Directed by Klaus Tue Madsen

   The Danish Film School




Disney's Big Hero 6 TV-series

   Studio Nørlum



Assistant Animator

Viborg Animation Festival 2017 trailer, Directed by Koyano Moe

   The Animation Workshop



Guest Teacher

TVPaint Animation Class

   ChungKang College of Cultural Arts, Korea




3D Commercial Short Project, 'Waiting Room'

   The Animation Workshop




Undisclosed Projects

   Studio Nørlum



Intern Animator

'Glaspigen'/'Glass Girl', Directed by Cav Bøgelund

   Studio Nørlum



Animator / Visuals Creator

'RedNeck Ninjas: DIVA ESPRIT





'DROPS', Directed by Karsten Hoop & Sarah Jungen

   GotFat Productions



Animation Lead / Writer

Short Film 'Home'

   The Animation Workshop




Graduation Film, 'Stellar'

   The Animation Workshop, Viborg



Story Artist

Animated Series 'Will of Monsters' (formerly known as 'Pumpk & Cham and Pai')

   Spark-Flow Studios



  • 2015-2019:  Character Animation Bachelor - The Animation Workshop
    • Projects: Playground (Jam project), Home (Short Short Film Project), Waiting Room (Commercial Project, Plastic Change), For Better And Worse (Bachelor Film)



  • 2018 (April-July): European Program - La Poudrière
    • A 3-months director's course devoted to the development of TV specials, TV series and Web-based series



  • 2017 (February-April): ChungKang College of Cultural Arts, Korea
    • Exchange student at ChungKang under the mentorship of Mike Nguyen during the production of his animated feature, "My Little World"


  • 2012-2015:  Visuel HF, Viborg Gymnasium
    • Projects: HUNT (media studies final film), Over (Odense International Film Festival project), Festive (Viborg Festuge commercial trailer project), Grundvand (Grundfos client collaboration project), Semina (Nature studies presentation project)


  • 2011-2012:  Øhavets Efterskole 3D course

Additional Courses:

Director's Workshop

Hosted by: The Animation Workshop

September 29th-October 1st, 2017

Taught by: Uri Kranot; Director


Storyboard Master Class

Hosted by: The Animation Workshop

May 20th, 2017

Taught by: John Coven; Story Artist


Workshop: Storytelling

Hosted by The Animation Workshop

November 22nd-23rd, 2014

Taught by: Lars Kramhøft; Novelist


Workshop: Storyboarding

Hosted by The Animation Workshop

November 8th-9th, 2014

Taught by: Birk von Brockdorff; Art Director


Workshop: Characters - Design, Expression, Flow

Hosted by The Animation Workshop

October 11th-12th, 2014

Taught by: Christyan Lundblad; Illustrator/Designer


Workshop: Production and Concept art with Photoshop

Hosted by The Animation Workshop

September 20th-21st, 2014

Taught by: Guillaume Dousse; Illustrator/Director


Lundø Croquis Drawing Course

Hosted by The Animation Workshop

Date: July 12th-19th 2012

Taught by: Iben Lindebjerg; Drawing Instructor



Danish - Native proficiency


English - High working proficiency


German - Medium proficiency


Japanese - Beginner proficiency


• NATA: Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation 2013 - winner

• NMAE: Nooni Media Animation Extravaganza 2012 – winner

• NMAE: Nooni Media Animation Extravaganza 2012 – Top cumulative score - winner

• Troldspejlet: 2013: Little Merry Ego – Pixel of the Year - 2nd place

• Newgrounds: Little Merry Ego – Daily 1st, August 14th 2013 - winner

• Newgrounds: Little Merry Ego – Review Crew Pick, August 14th 2013 - winner

• Newgrounds: Little Merry Ego – Weekly User’s Choice August 8th 2013 - winner

• Jutland’s Media Studies festival 2015: HUNT – Talent prize - winner

• Viborg Gymnasium Awards 2014: HUNT – Best B-production - winner

• Viborg Gymnasium Awards 2014: HUNT – Best sound design - winner

• Viborg Gymnasium Awards 2014: HUNT – Jury prize - winner

Software proficiency:


(animated TV special, in development)


Role: Director, Designer


In a world of humanoid electronics, young Pong sets out to save her outdated friend - but soon has to accept that some things just can’t be fixed.


Retros aims to present the subject of 'losing a loved one' to kids and families in an approachable manner, leading way for a healthy dialogue between parent and child. The intended TV special is currently in early development.

• about •

My name is Sif Perlt Savery; director, animator and graduate from The Animation Workshop’s Character Animation Bachelor.

My main interests include 2D animation, TV/web-series production and how heart-felt storytelling can be fit into a commercialized animation industry.


Currently developing a TV-series concept it’s my goal for the near future to pitch, finance and direct a show for TV or the Internet.

There’s always more to learn, and this pursuit of knowledge has among other things led me to an exchange at the ChungKang College of Cultural Industries in Korea (where I studied under Mike Nguyen during the ongoing production of his feature film “My Little World”) and more recently to my participation in the La Poudrière’s Script Writing and Concept Development program.

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