This is the story of a man who is fed up with living in the city among thoughtless neighbours and noisy
passersby. One day he pulls the plug on his life in the city and sets out to sea in search of peace and
quiet. Presently he comes to a beautiful uninhabited desert island. In a series of unpredictable events
he ends up having to pack his bags again and again as he discovers that no matter where he goes his
paradise is always lost.
In the end he decides that only the open sea can guarantee an undisturbed existence. That is until he
finds himself washed up on the shores of his homeland and rescued by his neighbours.
This is a charming gentle animated short film without dialogue. The animation is uncluttered using a simple collage style. The story is underpinned by a whimsical musical score with lots of solo trombone and trumpet interspersed with humorous xylophone runs. The music is also inspired by traditional sound effects.