Discover – Jess Cope and Owl House Productions

Jess Cope is an animator, film maker, artist and all round creative force. Having made many waves throughout the animation community with projects of her own and through working with many noteable collaborators (including Tim Burton on Frankenweenie) Jess has already built up an enviable body of work.

Her most recent project has been the production of a music video for Steven Wilson (Ex Porcupine Tree) called Drive Home. This incredible video seamlessly blends elements of 2D and 3D stop motion to create a beautiful and emotional story of love suffering tragedy. All the elements from character design to execution are stunning, original and remind us the power of stop motion; a technique that is becoming ever more rare.

Feast your eyes on Drive Home.

You love it don’t you? You want more don’t you? Well never fear because this new film is one of many great clips that are available for your hungry eyes on the world of the web. So please watch the following and see how long it takes until you are a devout Jess Cope fan.

This next clip is another music video for Steven Wilson. Entitled The Raven That Refused To Sing it is both stark and gorgeous; the imagery and music coming together perfectly to create a wonderful mood piece.

Of Jess’s solo projects the one that stands out the most is The Astronomer’s Sun. This stunning and intriguing film has gone on to receive a great deal of critical acclaim and exposure across the festival circuit. It will also knock your socks off!

Finally (for now) is another music video, this time for Storm Corrosion’s track Drag Ropes. Again the animation is different, but carries Jess’ very unique trademark in both visual feel and storytelling technique. Enjoy.

If there is anything further you want to know about upcoming projects or general musings then follow @JessicaAmiCope for all the exclusives.

James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.

2 Comments

  1. yosemite sam

    21 September, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    OK you darn blasted etc.Driving home. Is the first few minutes a flashback? Or is the girl a ghost as in Sixth Sense, has she drowned or burned to death. I can’t make it out.

    • James Plummer

      29 September, 2013 at 11:08 am

      I think the first few minutes form part of the memory of the event that killed Lucy. The memory finishes as the light from the oncoming vehicle blinds him. Then later in the video the memory starts again from that moment and we see the car crash and explode, killing her and flinging him from the wreckage.

      As the car burns in the background he tosses her necklace into the lake; a symbol of the fact that she has gone. But then cutting back to the present we see him at the bottom of the lake, finding the necklace again. He appears to draw strength from it and swims back to the surface. This could suggest that he was rescued by her spirit.

      I’m sure it is open to interpretation though, and that is just my opinion…..you hump back muley!

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