James Matthew Smithells
I am a musician, songwriter & stop motion animator based in London, UK. This video is the third stop-motion film I have made as a music video and the first time I have actually rented a small studio space to complete the work which took over 700 hours to make and contains roughly 5,000 individual photographs. The themes explored here include existentialism and frustration with modernity but the video is underpinned by love and there is a lightness to the cynical nature of the song.
Every set piece, furniture, decoration and character was hand-built and the song is also performed and written by myself. I hope you enjoy the video.