Creating animation is how we communicate with the world. With Studio Pupil we find ourselves at the heart of European indie animation, propelled by an endless amount of curiousity plus 10 years of industry experience.


Director Dario van Vree directs animation with an eye for the weird, the incentive and the power of character performance. His work is characterized by clarity, humor and a love for paradoxes.

Besides directing, Dario teaches storytelling and character animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy. He co-founded the Kaboom Amsterdam Animation Festival, and studied at the prestigeous KASK Academy in Belgium.


Producer Tünde Vollenbroek lives and breathes animation, with a sharp eye for strategy and talent. Recently she got awarded the Business Award at the Animation Production Day.

Besides producing, Tünde curates the Kaboom Amsterdam Animation Festival and serves as a board member of the European Animation Awards. She wrote for animation’s #1 industry source Cartoon Brew, and studied at the European academy ASF.