A selection of scenes from the feature documentary Poor Us; a film that takes the viewer through thousands of years of poverty.
For this film I directed the roughly 32.5 minutes of animation, creating storyboards and concept art, overseeing art direction and animation production. I created a design language that would work with the demanding production parameters and worked closely with the film's director Ben Lewis to translate his story, rooted in historic records, to animated scenes that take obvious liberties while staying true to actual events.
Head of animation and storyboards: Fons Schiedon
Designers: Maarten Janssens, Cesare Davolio
Animation studio: Birdo
Film director: Ben Lewis
Production: Submarine and Steps International
Co-production with BBC/ARTE/ZDF/VPRO/SVTE