A dialogue-free ink-on-paper short by east London based animator Elizabeth Hobbs, based on the Grimm Brothers’ ‘The Fisherman And His Wife’.
As in the original fairytale, an enchanted flounder offers to improve a fisherman’s life in exchange for sparing his own but – again and again – both are thwarted by the outrageous, spiralling demands of the fisherman’s wife.
Of course, it’s all a metaphor, and if you watch closely in the final minute, you’ll see what for.
Barry Keating writes:
Thought you might be interested in this, it’s something I made for fun. A little series I call “Dublin is a Fairytale”
Update: Barry has set up an Etsy page for those wishing to purchase a print here
An abstract mixed media (sand, paper cut outs and live action) retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale by Soyeon Kim and Todd Hemker.