Daisy Jacobs and Chris Wilder are two British animators whose recent film, The Bigger Picture, a darkly humorous story about two brothers caring for an elderly parent, went off like gangbusters on the festival circuit. The film has been received so well in fact that it’s been nominated for a BAFTA and a god damned Oscar too!
Aside from, obviously, good writing, their recent film stands out thanks to a striking animation technique that involves creating a life size paper and cardboard world, where the boundaries between 2D and 3D are blurred.
Not content to rest on their laurels, the duo are already on to the next project, which will employ the same technique seen in The Bigger Picture. They’re keeping their cards close to their chests about this new work, but while they haven’t announced a name for it yet they have confirmed that, like Bigger Picture, it will “…focus on the dynamics of a family, a darkly humorous study of how we treat those closest to us.”
To make films of this quality though costs money, so Daisy and Chris are trying to raise funds to cover the cost of hiring studio space for a few months, along with money to cover materials, equipment and post production.
You can find out more about Daisy and Chriss and the campaign they’re running here. The Kickstarter runs until February 15th.