Anything But Eggs Writer, Production & Costume Design, Direction & Animator
FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINS:
SEMI-FINALIST BEST STOP MOTION ANIMATION New York Animation Film Awards. Brooklyn, USA.
A short stop-motion animated film based on the poem "Dear John" by Aaron Carter.
The project received a grant from the Wellington Emerging Artists Trust. The film, the poem, concept art, costumes, behind the scene photos, and the trailer are below.
Dear John By Aaron Carter
I am the girl who has forgotten,
what it was like to be kissed.
You trump words as if our conversation
is a game of cards,
always on someone else’s side; never mine.
Romance is a glass of wine
you drink by yourself,
while I have slept to often alone in our bed,
with your dreams at the bottom of a bottle.
You use to stand beside me,
instead of been a stain sat in a chair.
Your last packet of cigarettes,
constantly reborn from the ashes
would choke the life out of a phoenix.
Your ethics are a battery caged
eating chicken, turning butts
flicked onto the ground.
Got the ass end of you,
the only view you want of me.
Takes me back to a river
we slept alongside ,
in a tight embrace, when we woke
I made scrambled eggs of it all
said, “I love you.”
Like a frying pan sliding down the wall
thought, what have you got yourself into,
repeated those three simple syllables.
The mere sound of them, use to perk me up
like an espresso
now, they taste like instant coffee.
Have grown older, see you more clearly
broken backed, stuck in a mouse trap
you set yourself in every day.
Neither of us had a crystal ball
nonetheless, spun the world around
in the palms of our hands
down to four walls of a house.
In our separate rooms taking turns in the kitchen
conversations start with, “what’s for dinner.”
Anything but eggs.
concept art of her room
concept art of flower field
concept art of him
Costume- His front & Her back shawl
His skin 1
Turning Him into an old man
His skin 2
His skin 3
Him in his chair
Him in his chair w/ light