Ralph Niemeyer ➥ Feature Film

Production Design • Art Direction • Concept Art • Cinematography • Consulting • Mentorship

Clay model by Ralph niemeyer

Based on the well-known children's book by the author Klaus Baumgart.
The plot of the film is based on the characters in the children's book series Laura's Star by Klaus Baumgart. It is the second movie about little Laura and her star.
Laura is traveling to China with her family because her mother is going to give a very important concert on her cello together with Chinese musicians for the Chinese New Year. The star and some cuddly toys accompany Laura and her brother on their journey. At the airport, however, the star fears being discovered by baggage control and decides to follow the plane. The star gets caught in a mysterious black cloud, crashes and is found by the Chinese girl Ling-Ling and taken to the Chinese city.
A flying robot cat brings the star and the girl Ling-Ling to the concert hall, where the star brings a dragon costume to life with star dust. This dragon, Nian, likes to eat New Year's cookies and can fly. On night flights, the girls explore a shimmering reddish-gold Beijing with their unusual flying machines - one by star, the other on her dragon. A black cloud threatens to turn the friendly dragon Nian into a nasty dragon and darken the entire world. In the end, the shining of Laura's star and the New Year's fireworks ensure that the dark shadow can be driven away.

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