"Ultimately, life is only 700,000 hours long so we have to make sure the ideas we need don’t get lost – or take too long to find." - Alain de Botton
This is what the The School of Life does, they sift through the most valuable parts of culture, then mine, extract, and remould it into practical advice to help us maintain our sanity in modern day life.
To read more on cultural mining: thebookoflife.org/cultural-mining/
To find out more about The School of Life: theschooloflife.com/london/
We made this film as a piece of love. It was a great opportunity for us to work with Alain de Botton and to collaborate with the very talented Daniel Clarke. We hope you like it!
Written & Narrated by: Alain de Botton
Directed & Animated by: Wednesday
Background Design by: Daniel Clarke
Sound & Music by: Tom Drew
3D Animation by: Grant Henderson
Additional Animation by: Yu Ka Hei Knifeson
Additional Compositing by: Jae Ho Hwang
Additional Cleanup by: Yu Ka Hei Knifeson & Nishanth Sanjay
Production assistance by: Agile Films