Laurie Hill co-directs new Micro-short 'Sir John Lubbock's Pet Wasp'
Animate Projects and Anim18 have commissioned seven renowned animators to create micro-shorts on the theme of Untold Tales. Together the films present an exciting and vibrant collection of stories exploring cultural heritage, historic curiosities, devoted communities, and ways individuals navigate modern life.
Laurie Hill and Osbert Parker consider the curious tale of a wasp brought into Victorian society and culture, and how her treatment reflects on contemporary life today.
Sir John has a problem with his pet wasp stinging him. Can he overcome its base urges through a tailored education programme and application of sweet treats? This documentary-fantasy chews over the thorny question with a delightful blend of cut out and stop frame animation styles.
Inspired by the life and writings of Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913) and the unnamed wasp.
Directors: Laurie Hill and Osbert Parker
Producer: Abigail Addison at Animate Projects
Co-Producer: Osbert Parker
Animators: Laurie Hill, Osbert Parker and Ollie Griffiths
Animation Assistant: Thrishali Sumanasekera
Compositors: Laurie Hill and Michael Zauner
Editor: Julian Tranquille
Composer: Terence Dunn
Sound Designer: Rob Szeliga
An Anim18 and Animate Projects commission, supported by Lottery funds from Arts Council England, British Film Institute and British Council