Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That is the central message behind a hearty stop-motion short film written, directed and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand Claire Campbell. “Winter rot“Follows an older man named Bill who struggles to heat his house during a severe cold spell. After running out of wood, he must cut down the lone evergreen evergreen tree that still stands in his garden, only to come across an enthusiastic pine cone begging him to stop.
Produced by Jon Wilson from Shine on films with music by Hanan Townshend, the animation lasted more than five years and is full of carefully crafted details, like Bill’s hand-knitted sweaters and an elaborate, true-to-scale set. Regard this making-of video and check out Campbell’s Instagram for a look behind the scenes of how it came about.
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