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This is a Story About an X-ray of Ryan Dunn's Butt

Ambassadors, 3 months ago

Ambassadors provides animation and sound design for this truly unique story

This is a Story About an X-ray of Ryan Dunn's Butt

Art director, creative director, designer and film director Ewoudt Boonstra made a short film 'Butt X-ray' together with Vincent Lammers — Head of Design and Animation — of creative production studio Ambassadors. The film is about an obsessed lawyer, the late Ryan Dunn, an x-ray and a Dutch car named DAF. 

What was it that attracted Boonstra? He comments: "I was attracted by the absurdity and the youthful hubris of the story. I loved the premise: two people, on two different continents, that trade a car for an x-ray. You don’t come up with something like that. Butt X-ray is also a film about negotiating; a negotiation with a very creative outcome."

Ambassadors provided the vivacious narration with beautiful archival footage and comic-like animations.

Vincent Lammers commented: "We chose for an analogue style that connects all the different kinds of footage and we added Ewoudt Boonstra’s illustrations and titles. By using the colour black and frames with rounded corners we literally stay inside the world of.. erm the butt."

Ambassadors also created the sound design, with music by Rimer London, Boonstra’s ‘regular’ composer. Wessel-Jan van Zijderveld, Sound Engineer at Ambassadors said: "The sound design has a purely narrative role. We added accents throughout the film that highlight moving images and fun facts in the story."

The music by Rimer London was inspired by retro stock music and glues all the elements together.

"Where the car is right now remains a mystery," ends Ewoudt Boonstra.


Animation Company: Ambassadors

Music and Sound

Voice-over: Alexander Paton

Sound Design: Ambassadors


Editor: Will Judge

Post Production / VFX

Grade: Ambassadors

Production Company

Director: Mr. Boonstra @ Halal

Genre: Animation , Storytelling