German Shepherd is an animated short that had its international premiere in South Africa in June 2014. It has screened in over 50 festivals like Toronto International Film Festival, Raindance, DokLeipzig and has won several awards including Best Animated Short, an Oscar qualifying category, at the Cinequest Film Festival.

"Growing up as an American Jew with a Holocaust survivor mother, David Paul is haunted by "the Nazi thing", an irrational fear of Germans and an obsession with Holocaust movies. Nils Bergendal interprets Paul's interview into a wry, animated introspection, questioning whether it's wise to look to the past for answers." TIFF 2014