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Jealous Ball of Pubes Seeks Vengeance in Bizarrely Brilliant Francobollo Promo

Mad Ruffian, 1 month ago

Editors' Choice: Mad Ruffian's Christopher Watson-Wood directs the cutest ball of pubic hair you'll ever see

Jealous Ball of Pubes Seeks Vengeance in Bizarrely Brilliant Francobollo Promo

Mad Ruffian unveils their new music video for ‘Wonderful’, a love song by Swedish Indie band, Francobollo.

In a space that is mostly filled with super cool, super serious music videos, the slightly surreal, but hilarious promo sees a young woman preparing for a hot date, and leaving behind a heartbroken ball of pubic hair, whose jealousy leads him to exact revenge on the girl who created him and subsequently left him behind - as well as the girl's new long-haired lover.

Mad Ruffian Director, Christopher Watson-Wood said: “We really wanted to do something silly and adolescent that didn’t take itself too seriously - as if plucked from the ripe brain of a thirteen year old boy.  We also really liked the idea of trying to make something usually considered pretty gross - like pubic hair - into a cute and lovable character.  With that in mind we set out creating our film…it’s almost like ‘Pixar hits puberty’.  The character design was crucial, and it quickly became clear that the lovable hairball needed the personality of an emotive cartoon-like character, but rendered in a (very complicated) photorealistic way, in order to fit into the live action environment.”

The video launches just in time for Halloween, with its sarcastically horror-tinged ending matching up perfectly with Francobollo's band personality.

Produced by Brit Award winner, Charlie Andrew, (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Benjamin Francis Leftwich.) the new EP ‘Wonderful’ will be the first full release on Charlie's new label Square Leg Records launching on November 18th, with an album due for release in 2017


Offline

Editor: Christopher Watson-Wood

Edit Assistant: Harry Davidson

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: Ruffian Post

Compositor: Christopher Watson-Wood

CG Artist: Toby Williams-Ellis

CG: (Lead) Christopher Watson-Wood

Grade: Danny Wood @ Envy Post

Animation: Thanos Kousis

Production Company

Production Company: Mad Ruffian

Production Assistant: Rose Greenwell

Producer: Amanda Jones

DOP: David Wright

Director: Christopher Watson-Wood

Hair and Make Up: Laura Wisinger

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Animation , Comedy , Storytelling , Visual VFX