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A
SOCIAL
PARASITE

 

Director:

Ross Ziegelmeier

Client:

The Linnean Society of London

Credits:

Ross Ziegelmeier (script, illustration, animation, storyboard, treatment)

Yanis S. Sousa (music - "Broom Waltz")

Martyn warmvoice (voice over artist) 

This research could have been anthropomorphised in many ways. The narrative I chose to follow was one where the butterfly was “cunning” and worked out a way to reproduce with the least amount of effort. To highlight the “sneaky efforts” of the butterfly the comedic voice of Basal Fawlty was used, who plays the role of the disapproving narrator who is, much to his disgust, part of the story.

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The ants in this story look continually surprised, as if they can’t believe that they are behaving in the way that they are.  The larvae are cheeky and the butterfly is, well, completely clueless as to the repercussions of its reproduction.

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The planet takes on a Basil Fawlty character (from Fawlty towers), as it is understandably a bit annoyed about telling a story that unfolds on its face. 

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