David Knight - 27th Aug 2013

Irish aspiring director and VFX artist Jonathan Irwin pokes and prods into some primal fears in his very dark sci-fi fable for Irish band Funeral Suits' We Only Attack Ourselves.

A robot with a human face has echoes of Chris Cunningham's All Is Full Of Love video for Bjork, but this is actually about a man's conciousness being transferred from his own diseased body into something manmade – and the horror of his realisation what's happened. 

Jonathan Irwin: "This was an extremely ambitious low budget effort - we shot over two and a half days in Dublin, with miracle worker Michael Donnelly producing and Piers McGrail as DOP. We spent pretty much the entire budget on the shoot, leaving a grand total of Zero Euro for post-production. I completed all the animation and effects in my spare time over three months. 

"The big idea was to try and tell a relatable, emotional story with this weird sci-fi aesthetic and give our robot a bit of soul. Hopefully we did some of that, I'm just slightly amazed we got it done at all!"

Credits

DirectorJonathan Irwin
ProducerMichael Donnelly
EditorJonathan Irwin
Director of PhotographyPiers McGrail
SparkJonathan Irwin

David Knight - 27th Aug 2013

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