Friday, December 18, 2009

A Very Herring Christmas

PLOT (as described on youTube): "A Finnish curmudgeon's careless comment at Christmas casts two Baltic herring into an existential dither."



The Fly Off The Wall Films production of this 2-minute Christmas message was meant to be a breeze; but it turned out to be waaaaaay more work even than potato print Christmas cards. Still, with massive editing effort on bink's part, we find the result to be a pleasing light romp, with none of the disturbing onscreen violence of our Easter flick, Peeps Blow Up.

A huge thank you to the many people who helped create this flick.

Best wishes to everyone at Christmas.
And Happy Solstice! As Goethe said (on his deathbed), "More light!"

9 comments:

ArtSparker said...

My heart is warmed. I liked the clattering fins.

Fresca said...

I'm glad to hear it, ArtS...
Amazing the sound effects you can get with tin foil!

germiegirl said...

lovely Christmas tale . . .
from an authentic Finlander

Fresca said...

Thanks, Ms Germ!

germiegirl said...

You are welcome Ms. Fresca/Francesca.

deanna said...

What fun. Really nice costumes and look. I needed something lighthearted, so thanks for the cheer, and a very jolly holly Christmas to you.

Fresca said...

We (Fly Off The Wall) sent it out on e-mail, and I'm tickled to hear back that people are liking its lightheartedness. I really wasn't sure, so I'm extra glad.

Manfred Allseasons said...

Well...Carpe Carpio!

Very funny... and I say again: Who knew Herring lead such interesting lives?

A special award is due for costume, surely...

Fresca said...

Thanks, Manfred!
I'm thrilled people are liking the costumes because the damn things took forever to make--cutting out all those little silver scales etc.
And by the way, *your* objection to being cast (theoretically) by size as a pike was the inspiration behind the line, "I'm a herring trapped in a pike's body."