A film project with Sam Kolder
Visionary director Sam Kolder contacted me in 2019 to help produce his most ambitious short film to date.
I designed custom animation and artwork to elevate Sam's film to new heights. The result of this partnership is a film which freely transitions between the realms of reality and hand-animated fantasy.
Hey Tim is a beautiful story of life, death, love, acceptance and memory.
A personal story
In 2014, Sam's brother, Tim, died in a tragic canoeing accident. This film honors his memory.
My aim was to capture the life of these two boys growing up. The pencil-drawn lines helped to evoke this nostalgia.
"I respect people that devote their lives to what they do and reach new levels of mastery and discovery. Howard Wimshurst is one of those people I have a deep appreciation for. When I first saw Howard's animations back in 2018 I knew I had to get him involved in "Hey Tim".
Back in December when I had first shared my ideas with Howard on how I envisioned the animated segment of my film to look and feel like, he blew me away with his sketches and how well he communicated the emotion I wanted to evoke through this film. It's refreshing to see someone so passionate towards what they do.
This one goes out to you Howard for being a dedicated and passionate master of your craft and inspiring not only me but the countless people that will see your work."