28 Nov 2013

EMPTY POOLS - Slack Tide

Its finally available! Premiered on the Guardian Website!

"For the deliciously crumpled sweetness of their new single Slack Tide, the band decided to create possibly one of the most charmingly depressing animated videos of all time. Directed by Francesca Adams (and premiered here), the video shows a sad cartoon man going through the daily monotonies of life as he struggles to cope with living on a series of circular planets. In the end, well, he just jumps off the metaphorical treadmill." (-Extract from the Guardian) 

Read in full here:

Alan is fed up of his day to day routine and decides to take the saying 'Stop the world, I want to get off' quite literally.


Music by Empty Pools, from debut album 'Saturn Reruns'
http://battle.greedbag.com/empty-pools (UK, AUS, NZ)
http://enclaves.greedbag.com/empty-pools (rest of world)

Directed and animated by Francesca Adams

Additional animation by Kristina Yee and Rebecca Barbusica
Additional sound by Axle Kith Ee Cheeng

6 Nov 2013

Interfilm BERLIN

Bertie Crisp is screening at this years Interfilm International Short Film Festival in BERLIN! 
Its screening in 'Internation Competition' in the 'Family Factor' category. 

You can find out more information here:

4 Nov 2013

Slack Tide... Coming... Er... Eventually.... (O_O)

I've been working on a music video for the single Slack Tide by a band called Empty Pools for the past few months, and its almost finished! :D

Hit some render issues and general... 'This file is far too big to handle without splitting it into 12+ files'. And the fact that I have just one computer have made what should have been a weeks work into almost an extra month (@_@) BUT the end (the real end this time!) is in sight.

The Official release of Slack Tide by Empty Pools will be in a week or so. But until then, I thought I'd post some stills and a link to the song :D

The track 'Slack Tide' by 'Empty Pools' is now available :D 
You can listen to it here: