“How Have You Been?” Short Film by Andy Baker and Polly Nor

In his latest personal short film How Have You Been?, director/animator Andy Baker reteams with London illustrator Polly Nor for a surreal look at “coping with grief, depression, and the mundanity of life in lockdown.”

Created for WePresent, the editorial arm of WeTransfer, and launched as part of WePresent’s selection of films for Mental Health Month, the film uses relatable aspects of our lives over the last 16 months to drift in and out of one woman’s flat-bound hell.

Andy Baker: “Polly’s work has many layers and explores various themes whilst also allowing the viewer space to interpret it in their own way. The best thing about this world of Polly’s is it always feels like there’s so much more you want to explore, even once you’ve finished making a film.”

“The film was created completely remotely during the global lockdown — which is fitting given the remote and isolated sensibilities of the subject matter.”
 
"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and  Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and  Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and  Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and  Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and  Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

"How Have You Been" by AndyBaker and Polly Nor | STASH MAGAZINE

Client: WeTransfer
Managing Editor: Danielle Boelling
Commissioning Editor: Suzanne Tromp

Production: Andy Baker Studio
Director: Andy Baker, Polly Nor
Writer/designer: Polly Nor
Executive Producer: Lucia Davies
Animator: Andy Baker, Campbell Hartley, Sami Healy, Charlie Lane-Bush, Olly Montagu, Maki Yoshikura
Lead Animator (dance scene): Carlos de Faria
Colour/Clean-up: Alejandra Anguita, Emma Ehrling, Jamie Hobbs, Ned Mackness
FX Animator: Frankie Swan
Design Assistant: Eve Archer
Compositor: Andy Baker, Tom Fisher

Sound Designer/Mix: Nick Ainsworth
Foley Artist: Andrea Gard
Voices: Nisa Kelly (Rae), Phoebe Argent (Martha), Rhondi Brown and Tom Adcock (Couple Opposite)
Music: Little Dragon “Where You Belong”

Comments are closed.