Good Books, an online bookseller in New Zealand raising money for Oxfam, has commissioned “Metamorphosis”, an animated film designed as a tribute to the gonzo journalism style of Hunter S. Thompson. Gonzo journalism is centred on the first person subjective rant often fuelled by alcohol and drug use.
The concept, developed at String Theory by strategist: Dr Jane Cherrington, creatives Jeremy Taine and Tom Paine.
Animation was produced at Buck by creative director Ryan Honey, executive producer Maurie Enochson, producers Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard, coordinator Ben Tucker, associate creative director Joshua Harvey, CG supervisor Doug Wilkinson, animation director Steve Day, art director Joe Mullen, designers Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman, 2D animators Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade, 3D artists Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos, compositors Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith.
Music and sound design were produced at Antfood. Voiceover artist was Thor Erickson, recorded at Post Audio Labs.