Süperfad Animates A Liar’s Autobiography
Süperfad’s primary contribution to the film is a nine-minute sequence that takes place during Chapman’s formative adolescent years, when he and his parents would take tedious car trips along the English seaside. From within the confines of a tiny automobile – deftly symbolizing the cloying confines and class consciousness of 1950’s England -- an animated adolescent Chapman looks out at the grim and rainy surroundings and sarcastically intones: “So this is Nice?” His mustachioed father misses the joke, snapping: “What d’you mean, Nice?! This is Scarborough! You do too much reading.”
“The piece we created comes at an important time in Chapman’s life,” says Süperfad Creative Director Sean Dougherty. “He’s begun to come out to himself, is beginning to face who he is and might be, and is reading books of which his father definitely does not approve. He’s also realizing that he is not like other boys, but not yet how that is invariably a good thing. In the meantime, he has a very typical, very conservative, very British father who doesn’t approve of much. It makes for a scene that is both stifling and extremely funny.”
The film is made in association with Bill and Ben Productions (U.K.) and brainstorm media, and produced by Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson, and Bill Jones (son of Python member Terry Jones).