LISEY'S STORY - MAIN TITLE SEQUENCENew 8 part series written by Stephen King and Directed by Pablo Larrain for Apple TV+
Executive Producers: Stephen King, J.J. Abrams, Julianne Moore, Pablo Larrain, Juan De Dios Larrain and Ben Stephenson.
Staring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Dane Dehaan, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Joan Allen. Producer Andrew Balek.
Main Titles: designed and directed by Osbert Parker & Karin Fong (Imaginary Forces) Cinematographer: Michael Bernard. A mixture of puppets, C.G. & stop motion animation was used to bring the main title sequence of Lisey’s Story to life. Metaphors and symbols communicate the central character’s emotional and psychological states as Julianne Moore’s character, depicted as a puppet is pulled between worlds of imagination, reality and fantasy.
DEPARTURES (trailer)Timeline was created for The Migration Museum exhibition, Departures. The film explores migration that triggered 400 years of emigration from Britain between 1620-2020. Designed to engage and educate museum visitors of all ages, the film represents a diverse range of experiences covering important historic events. A single footprint rapidly escalates into patterns of human travel in the form of ‘abstract lines’ within the natural world to evoke meaning; suggesting epic voyage and connected narratives over long histories.
MTV - IdentAnimated MTV Ident for Melina Matsoukas (Queen and Slim) & Genevieve Gaignard, using Parker's photo cut-out animation techniques. Made in collaboration with Luke Ramsey, Katie Smith and Ka Man for Black History Month and beyond. This extended version combines a collage of stop motion cut-outs with digital animations.
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK'S PET WASPParker was commissioned by animate projects and Anim18 to create a short animated film about untold stories, specially for Instagram. Sir John Lubbock’s true story and his scientific writings on Ants, Bees & Wasps stood out as contemporary for directors, Osbert Parker & Laurie Hill who worked in collaboration on the short film. Themes of environmental concerns, cultural displacement and empathy were found in their interpretation of Lubbock’s story still relevant today. A diverse range of techniques from, stop motion, 2D cut-out’s and digital animation is combined to tell a bizarre and beautiful love story with a sting in its tale.