Jasper Gibson's novel depicting the life of a man, Tom, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Directed by Lewis Heriz
Animation by Lewis Heriz and Tom Humphreys
Digital video, Stereo
Digital drawing, TVPaint, Adobe After Effects
The Octopus Man follows Tom, a former lawyer, now jobless and stuck in the psychiatric system due to a schizophrenia diagnosis linked to heavy psychedelic drug use earlier in his life. The trailer needed to depict his inner turmoil during an episode, coming into direct contact with Malamock, the diety that dictates his every thought and movement.
I brought animator Tom Humphreys on board to help animate the cephalopod attack sequence. Sound design by me under the direction of Jasper Gibson.
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