The School of Life asked me to direct this animation with Easy Animal Studio exploring the difficulties people have with remaining friends when their relationship has ended. I wanted the characters to be relatable to everyone, so I chose to create a big hairy monster and a vulnerable little circle to represent the two sides of the relationship. With beautiful painted background from Neil Evan, I’m especially pleased with how this turned out, and love that the ending manages to create a genuine pang of heartache, echoing the loss that you may feel when a relationship ends.

CREDITS

DIRECTION, DESIGN, ANIMATION: EASY ANIMAL
WRITTEN & NARRATED BY: ALAIN DE BOTTON
CLIENT: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE