me a great opportunity to work with a variety of talents that stretched
from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Toronto to London. Many of
the people that I approached, I had worked with before and knew
their unique abilities. The others I found very creative and willing
to work on such a film. In that we had a little over 4 months to
make the piece, all of the animators, both traditional and computer
were extremely giving and trusting in terms of how it might all
It was creatively fulfilling to bring such diverse areas of animation
together to make a smooth flowing visual piece that tries to involve
such emotions that arise in moments of lust, passion and love.
I kept the film's story line from being too literal and made it
more surreal to allow the music, which should not be called a `score,'
but rather a piece especially composed by David Newman to explore
these emotions in their own way. Very little influence was forced
from either the music or the visuals onto each other. This situation
was designed to add to the impact and exploration of a live performance
with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra.
Although primarily meant to be a live event, the film has had good
reactions, and I am honored it has reached this far in such a prestigious