The trailer for my thesis film "The Animals", produced in Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media, in collaboration with the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.
Influenced by the German Expressionist movement of the early 1900s and the silhouette animated films by Lotte Reiniger, "The Animals" is a paper cut-out stop motion animation that tells the story of Joseph Merrick, the historically famed Elephant Man who walked the streets of Victorian England, exhibiting himself in freak shows. Abused and despised by society for his horrific appearance, Merrick is at his wit’s end when things take a serendipitous turn.
Directed and Animated by: Mark Wee
Supervised by: Ishu Patel
Music by: Helge Ebinger