Love will tear us apart

It’s a year since animation house Psyop released their macabre Happy Valentine’s Day short film, Love will tear us apart. The video is an adaptation of a short story by O. Henry, the pen name of William Sydney Porter.

Psyop Valentines Day couple

In the original story, James and Della Dillingham Young, a young couple in dire financial straits, seek to find Christmas presents for each other. Della sells her long hair to buy a chain for James’ pocket watch. James sells his watch to buy combs for Della’s hair. Despite each of the presents being rendered useless, they appreciate the loving sentiment expressed by one another. Read the whole story here.

Click on the image below to play the video.


Love Will Tear Us Apart was designed at Psyop by creative director Todd Mueller, designer Jon Saunders, writer Pete Sickbert-Bennett, executive producer Lucia Grillo, producer Nathan Jew, animators Damon Ciarelli, Helen Choi, Eric Luhta, Modelers/riggers Tony Barbieri, Lee Wolland, Joon Lee, compositor Danny Kahaji, and editor Brett Goldberg.

Sound was designed at Amber Music. Music is “Love in My Pocket”, by VHS or Beta.

via Motionographer

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