Production: Constantin Film
Directed by: Tomer Eshed
Firedrake is a young silver dragon, who has had enough of constantly having to hide in a wooded valley. He wants to show the older generations of dragons that he is a real dragon. When humans are about to destroy his family's very last refuge, Firedrake secretly sets off on an adventurous journey with forest brownie, Sorrel. He wants to find the "Rim of Heaven", the dragons' mysterious haven. On their quest Firedrake and Sorrel encounter Ben, an orphan and stray, who claims to be a dragon rider. While Ben and Firedrake make friends quickly, Sorrel becomes increasingly distrustful and tries to get rid of the orphan at every opportunity. But the unlikely trio have to learn to pull together, because they are being hunted by Nettlebrand, an evil, dragon-eating monster that was created by an alchemist with the aim of tracking down and destroying every dragon on Earth.
The story is based on Cornelia Funkes best-selling novel, and was produced by Constantin Film in co-production with Cyborn and Rise Pictures. It is being distributed by Timeless Films, and was released in October 2020 in cinemas worldwide. The original cast features top class actors such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones, and Thomas Brodie Sangster.
Dragon Rider was one of the most complex CG productions ever made in Germany, and the largest animated film production in the country during the time of its creation. Lumatic was in charge of the overall creative and technical aspects of the production, and also produced complete parts in house.