Sometimes the commissions that are the most fun are ones where you’re given nothing but a script, with the freedom to construct a visual narrative around it. This short film for the School of Life charts the relationships of two couples engaged in the cycle of nagging. A shirking husband and his long-suffering wife, and a daughter who has become unreceptive to her mother’s tyrannical lessons.
Designed, Directed, Animated & Produced by: Steve Kirby
Written & Narrated by: Alain de Botton
Sound Design by: Trevor Richardson / Sonosanctus
Additional Animation by: Andrew Embury
Client: The School of Life