Sometimes a song can get stuck in your mind. Become a little piece of unwanted music, that keeps looping for the rest of your day.
Neurologists claim that stuck songs are like thoughts we're trying to suppress. The harder we try not to think about them, the more we can't help it. The phenomenon is also known as earworms, and the ongoing ‘dim di da da dum’ causes a kind of brain itch you can't scratch.
Jazz that nobody asked for is an ode to all those unwanted songs out there, that have nowhere to go. The music that haunts this film, is the amazing swing jazz tune 'Quaker City Jazz' by the long forgotten ‘Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters’. In 1937 they were the first jazz big band to feature an african american vocalist.
The film is made without any financing, and has no commercial purpose. The love of all things animated has been the driving force for the small team of 3 persons that has created it.
I worked few weeks animating the scenes of the girl, mother with baby and old lady reading in the park and the guys in the garage, it was great to be back at picasso and work with friends (credited below)
Direction /// Jens & Anna
Prod. Company /// Picasso Pictures
Producer /// Richard Price
Character Design /// Emanuelle Walker
Background Design /// Jens & Anna
Animators /// Frankie Swan, Moira Fox, Carlos Da Faria, Linda Kalcov, Alex Smith, Jimeno Farfan, Simon Bancroft
Additional Backgrounds /// Shelley Revill
Agency /// Doe Anderson
Creatives /// David Vawter, Mike Bagby
Agency prod /// Delane Wise
Personal Work. "INSPIRATION". All made in After effects, illustrator and Photoshop.
Motion grapher: Rafa Galeano. cargocollective.com/rafagaleano
Music: Charlie Parker - Summertime
Bad Meets Evil - Living Proof
BSN Posse X SkilL Joseph - Chapter III bsnposse.bandcamp.com/
"Sometimes the Stars" is a gorgeous new song from Adelaide, Australia band The Audreys, taken from their 2010 album of the same name. The accompanying short animated film, produced by Luke Jurevicius and directed by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment, is about a lost girl's journey through a surreal landscape, and her yearning to make a connection in this distant yet strangely familiar world.
Produced by Luke Jurevicius
Directed by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment
Production Designers: Luke Jurevicius, Shane Devries, Jason Pamment, Ari Gibson
Story by Luke Jurevicius, Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment
2D Animation: Ari Gibson
Background Art: Jason Pamment
Compositing: Ryan Kirby & Jason Pamment
Colouring: Jarrod Prince & Joshua Bowman
Executive Producers: Stu McCullough, Taasha Coates, Tristan Goodall
Special Thanks: Sarah Macdonald, Makoto Koji, Jeremy Hill-Brooks