2011 | Animation | 06'33" | HD | 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround | Color
Directed & Animated: Benjamin Ariel Markus
Original Score: Devin Anderson Wiley
Sound Design: Erik Lehman
Re-Recording Mixer: Ashish Dha
Additional Character Animation: Pascal Miller
Additional Source Photography: Alexander Jordonov
In a war torn city, a totalitarian dictator is holed up inside a seedy bordello where he and his henchmen engage in sordid acts of limbo-like repetition. When an unknown force enters the room, peace is restored, if only for an instant. The War Profiteers is an ironic depiction of mankind's tendency to incite violence in order to keep the peace.
This film was animated entirely in After Effects using hand-drawn characters composited over digitally altered photographs I took during the three years I lived in the Czech Republic. The source photos of the bordello were taken by my friend Alexander Jordonov.
Links to the work of my friends and collaborators can be found here:
Devin Anderson Wiley: devinanderson.com/
Alexander Jordonov: alexanderjordanov.com/
Pascal Miller: vimeo.com/pascalmiller
Erik Lehman: digitallush.com/
Ashish Dha: ashishdha.com/