Birthday Boy is the story of an 8 year old Jeremy Finkle, who is having the worst birthday of his life, because he’s killed all of his friends. Jeremy learns that hating everyone isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, when he tries to make new friends out of cookies.

In this short I designed a film that was black and white, but shot in color. The art direction and animation, built from miniature models, were all monochrome creating an interesting aesthetic of new meets old.