A girl and boy on separate sides of the world (NY & Amsterdam) both lead fantastical lives but are incapable of meeting. The film is inspired by a Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner sketch where Wile E. paints a tunnel on a rock that only the Roadrunner can pass through. I developed a technique of projecting onto paper to be able to physically cut out portions of the film which creates the anomalous effect of tactility on screen.
The characters exist in their own hyperreal worlds, oblivious to the fact that their surroundings are fictionalised. Yet they still doggedly try to meet, to break away from their ‘painted tunnels’. Wile E. serves as a deconstruction of hyperreal drama; cinematic tropes are laid bare, the edges of the screen become observable, the screen floats within it’s own frame of reference. Music and image are separated from speech to distinguish which one does what. The music itself is cheaply manipulative and the 3 part basic structure of introduction, disagreement and conclusion is strikingly clear.
But just like Roadrunner's tunnel it doesn't matter how if it's just paint because on the inside, it's the same old story.
Directed, Animated, Edited, Written – Christopher Holloran
Real Boy – Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Real Girl – Alisa Nadolishny
Voice Boy – Balthazar Berling
Voice Girl – Rebecca Lowe Mosena
Music – Fyoelk
Except That Sad Song – Julien Debey
Sound Production – Julien Debey + Alex Av
This is only a short 'n' shrifty preview.
A girl and boy on separate sides of the world (NY & Amsterdam) both lead fantastical lives but are incapable of meeting. The film is loosely based on a Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner sketch (a cartoon hyperreal parable).
Made using a technique specifically designed for this film by projecting onto paper and then cutting out portions of the film to illustrate the hyperreal mediums that skew our vision.
Full Duration - 14m33s
A parody that I wrote and produced from "I Shouldn't Be Alive" featuring Coyote. It fits with Coyote's character because he goes through this every day! It's the same story told in a different way.
It recently earned a World Gold Medal at The New York Festivals Film & TV Awards 2010.
Writer: Carlo Olivares Paganoni
Creative Director: Hernán La Greca
Producers: Carlo Olivares Paganoni / Mauricio Olivares
Paganoni / Jordan Mussi
Editor: James Powell
Soundesign: Kevin Sems
Story Consultant: Marty Isenberg
Production Coordinator: Zulay Guthrie
Animation Company: Hook Up Animation
In 2010 at the HSLU Design&Kunst Lucerne, we got the chance to collaborate with the german station of Cartoon Network/Boomerang to make idents. I had to grab the chane to give one of my favourite characters a go!