Three-and-a-half years after I took the first frame, here it is. Bomb the Music Industry!'s story of a weekend that could have gone better.
This is an incredibly personal film. The years during which I thought about and worked on this film were incredibly turbulent. Due to the stresses of life, university work and the general state of the world, I became trapped in a whirl of anxiety, anger and depression, feeling hopeless and directionless and upset with myself for not achieving all that I knew I could. So when I was at my lowest, I challenged myself to channel these horrible emotions into something constructive the only way I know how: LEGO animation. This is the result.
Because of this, many of the images you see here are visual expressions of how I felt at the time of animating them. It's kind of a video diary, documenting my state of mind over the course of production. As you watch, you're not just travelling through the story of the film, but through four years of time too.
Thank you for watching, and I hope you find something to take with you.
'Campaign For A Better Next Weekend' was released on the album Vacation (2011) by Bomb the Music Industry!. You can download the album (for free/pay-what-you-want) from Quote Unquote Records: