Music video for song “Tears of fire” by Family Business.
Music / Words by Family Business
Drawing / Animation / Editing / Sound design by Filippo Morini
Directed by Filippo Morini
Characters and backgrounds made with Adobe Photoshop
Animated with Harmony Toon Boom and Adobe Photoshop
All sound effects from Freesound.org
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sacalacalaca Interdimensional Horror Sci-Fi Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cefalù Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Voghera Film Festival 2017
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During the making of this video I spent a good amount of nights working in my bedroom till dawn.
I usually put on some movies and tv series I already watched to create some background noise while working, using a laptop sitting next to my main screen.
At some point I decided to go straight through all 6 seasons of Breaking Bad for the second time and that’s probably what most influenced the New Mexico-like landscapes of Tears of Fire.
While the idea of a girl driving alone in the desert comes from The Cardigans’ “My favourite game” music video, which is one of my favourite music videos ever.
“Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz was also a major influence, but that’s kind of obvious I guess.
For what concerning the character design, my main references were Jamie Hewlett, Robert Valley and Max Fleischer.