David Knight - 7th Sept 2009

With shades of Watership Down, Nir Ben Jacobs' directing debut is a considerable achievement: beautifully animated and heart-in-mouth gripping.

It is also the result of some commendable persistence as he explains: "When I first listened to the album [You & Me], On The Water immediately stood out as a unique track. That night I drew up a storyboard and some concept art, and emailed their management. And I didn't hear back for about half a year.

"They were having a show a few months ago so I told some friends to take the pitch and try to get it to the band. By pure serendipity, it worked." It took the unsigned Jacob two and a half months to complete. "Fun fact - I used my own face for the hunter," he reveals.

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David Knight - 7th Sept 2009

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