A DEVIL’S HEAVEN
This is a surreal headtrip inside a dying junkies mind. This is a bad trip, a descent through madness unto death. These are the terminal visions from the final 5 minutes of an overdosing drug addict's life. This is the poem which became the basis for my first festival screened animated short.
Made in association with Japan's Ankoku Koubou, the film started as an experiment to see if single images/paintings could be animated into a short film. Having never tried animation before the whole film was created by much trial and error as i made up each scene as i went along. Some frames had over 9 animated layers, and 25 frames were individually animated to create one second of film. Working solo the project took over a year to complete, including the soundtrack. The film made its debut at the Meniscus Film Festival 2003 (out of competition). The film was also re-edited as a music video for the band Genie's Eye and re-titled The Drug's Tril