A berry eating competition between two young boys becomes an event rippling down generations. An animated chapter from “The Book of Man” written by @RobMarr and animated by @kimnoce
Producer Rob MarrWriter: Rob Marr
Director: Kim Noce
Animator: Kim Noce
Sound: (who recorded the audio?)
Voice: Josh O’Connor.
Biography Director ( max 50 words)
Kim Noce is an Italian artist filmmaker and animator resident in UK. Her work has been screened in major international film festivals, displayed in art galleries, broadcasted in major TV channels, on streaming platforms and won several prizes around the world.
Full Biography Director https://kimnoce.wordpress.com/about-me/
Director statement (max 250 words):
The Book of Man was conceived and written by Robert Marr. The album is a combination of songs interwoven with stories that cover four generations of the male side of his family. The tale begins with a berry eating competition between two young boys. The younger child is poisoned and dies. The older boy (his grandfather) is exiled to boarding school. As the songs and stories unfold we see the ripples of this event down the generations.
Nica Harrison and I came on board to create the animation of the first two chapters. Together we decide to explore the art of animation and comics, how it can be merged in the moving format retaining the beauty of both two arts. We created a grid inspired by Emma Kunz healing geometrical patterns and each of us developed our own take on the story.
The Film is an hybrid between Animation, Comic art and podcast. Personally I aimed to create a “dance” between silences and images, words and movement, stillness and shapes to capture what it feels to remember stories we are told that becomes ours;. Looking at Emma Kunz Healing geometrical pattern I have designed patterns to allow each character to become a fitting puzzle to the unfolding event.
Social media Director
Website: www.kimnoce.com or https://kimnoce.wordpress.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimnoce/ @kimnoce
Kim Noce social media handles @kimnoce
Director website link for the film: https://kimnoce.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/in-the-beginning-berries/
Length : 4 min 20 sec
Size: 1920×1080 HD 16:9
Format Prores 442 & H264