LIFE AFTER didn’t start out as an animation. It was supposed to be an interview / b-roll documentary short (less than 5 minutes) about a heart attack patient that had CPR for 52 minutes.
We interviewed the patient and his wife. In the interview they were dynamic, playful, upbeat. They even laughed as they told the story.
We had to find a way to tell it that could both be dramatic and playful. Turning their story into an animated documentary was the result.
The voices in the animation are the voices of the patient and his wife.
2018 Gold Telly Award for Branded Content
Client: Adventist Health Simi Valley
Agency: Pathfinder Films
Art Direction: Daniel Cooper
Animation: Stewart Rosburg
Design: Christine Turner
Original Music & Sound Design: Daniel Cooper
Licensed Music: "So Clear" by Always Change
Narration: Real voices of Shawn & Angela Willson, the subjects of the story.
Watch an interview with one of the nurses who saved Shawn's life: vimeo.com/230620238