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Oh Willy


Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

In an attempt to leave us willyied-out, two animators Marc & Emma capture our heart with this incredibly soft and unconventional stop-motion fill. ‘Oh Willy…’ is a stop motion puppet film animated frame by frame on sets ranging from 10m by 10m to 2m by 2m for interiors. All props and characters a made out of wool and fabrics.

We were inspired by Diane Arbus’ photos of people living in nudist colonies. The photos are as poetic as they are uncomfortably banal and confronting. We wanted to achieve the same tension between poetry and shockingly uncensored imagery by combining the wool with the theme of naturism and question of what it means to live in a natural way.

Using Dragonframe software, and a Canon 5D, the incredible work on the miniature sets and character sends us fizzy dreamy vibes from a surreal, yet extremely natural storyline.

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