A labourer, named Fritz, is bored of his day at work and looks forward to his mystery date. However, little does he realise, his lack of duties have gotten him on the ‘worker termination’ list and he soon may have to meet his fate before his date!
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
Adam Dennington – Director, Story, Animation and Editing
Ope Yusuf – Music and Sound
The story behind the film
I conceived of the idea back in 2016; I wanted to produce a project with a design aesthetic that paid homage to the retro games and style of the 1980s, which I have a fondness for, as well as a narrative that showcases a simple yet effective chase scenario.
I worked on the project on and off since then; it underwent many revisions and re-writes in the story for the first year and a half, by 2018 I ‘cracked’ the structure and knew where to take the narrative. As I had a job and many other commitments, I worked on the project in my free time as much as I could, since the middle of 2019 I worked on it more thoroughly, making further tweaks as I went along.
I was most privileged to work with a fellow creative collaborative of mine, named Ope Yusuf, who I regularly had meetings with to discuss the possibilities of a ‘retro-esque’ score for the film. He provided me with an excellent arrangement that perfectly captures the fun and edgy tone that I was after, as well as an ‘off-the-wall’ theme that gives the film it’s own identity.
After 4 years and 10 months of back and forth development, the project was finished in December 2020; story, animation, sound, editing and music. I hope you enjoy the film as much as I’ve enjoyed crafting it with heart and excitement.