The Crimson Kite

Animation

Playdead animated this experimental short horror story as part of the visual audio book Now Will You Listen.

We fused together a number of different techniques ranging from stop-frame, 2D, 3D, filmed and hand-drawn elements to create the multi-layered textural feel. It first previewed live on stage as a performance piece at Sensoria Festival, Sheffield, 2014.

Written and read by Michael Somerset Ward
Animation by Playdead
Animation producer, Anna Odell
Music by Honer, Somerset Ward and Gosling