This is a fun animation apparently made out of styrofoam. I say "apparently" because it's difficult to believe that Mikey Please and his team could make styrofoam "wave" as it does. But, wave it does, so whatever they made it out of, that's what it does.
It is a surrealistic animation about the creating of things. It was good... no, it really was! It has a sort of Monty Python air to it, an insouciant attitude that you don't always find in animation. A bit of a stream of consciousness thing.
They spent a year making it, they say, and it shows. Quite a detailed animation full of light and shadow, a film noir of animation. And some deadpan humor.
"Yes. It's very creative."
From the page:
Marilyn maketh, Marilyn taketh awayth.
Directed by MIKEY PLEASE
A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching.
Produced by - BLINK INDUSTRIES / HORNET FILMS
Filmed at - CLAPHAM ROAD STUDIOS
Executive Producers - PETER MEDLOCK / MICHAEL FEDER / BART YATES / MIKEY PLEASE
Produced by - JAN STEBBINS/ JAMES STEVENSON BRETTON / MIKEY PLEASE
Animated & Photographed by - MIKEY PLEASE / DAN OJARI
With animation from - TIM ALLEN / STEVEN WARNE
Music Composed by - BEN PLEASE / JOOLS SCOTT / BETHANY PORTER
Sound Design - ADAM JANOTA BZOWSKI
Voices - JOSIE LONG / JAMES STEVENSON BRETTON / THEODORA VAN DER BEEK / JOSEPHINE GALLAGHER
JEN NEWMAN / NADIA OH / KATY BEVERAGE / DAN OJARI
MIKEY PLEASE / CARMEN MASON / ANNA GINSBERG / LAURA BATEMAN / KIM SWALLOW
MIKEY PLEASE / LIZZY DALTON / JEN NEWMAN
NADIA OH / MIKEY PLEASE / JEN NEWMAN / DAN OJARI
ANDREW DOUGLAS FORBES / CATHERINE HURLEY
EMMA HOOPER / BENEDICT PLEASE
BETHANY PORTER / JOOLS SCOTT
IAN VORLEY / JAMES WATTS
AMADOU DIAGNE / MARIA DANISHVAR BROWN
BEN PLEASE / JACK SEDGWICK
SIMON HARRIS @ OFFSET AUDIO
YUSSEF COLE / ELISA CIOCCA / JON GALLAGHER
MARTY GEREN / RACHEl KWAK / MICHAEL LUZZI
JOEY McCORMICK / MIKEY PLEASE / LEANDRO SANTINI / TED WIGGIN
Developed at the JAPIC RESIDENCY with the JAPANESE MINISTRY FOR CULTRAL AFFAIRS
CAROLINE WATERLOW / DAN CHESTER / DAVE PROSSER / KEV HARWOOD /
GREG HALAMA / SANG JIN BAE / JACK ROBINSON / DITOGEAR