Wile E.

2012 | HD | 14m

Plot - A girl in New York and boy in Amsterdam are in a long distance relationship. Things fall apart, literally.

Inspired by a Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner sketch where Wile E. paints a tunnel on a rock that only the Roadrunner can pass through, I developed a technique for this film of projecting onto paper so I could physically cut out portions of the action which creates the effect of tactility on screen.

Wile E. is a deconstruction of drama on film; the edges of the character’s world floats around our screen, the music and image are separated from the dialogue and the 3 part structure of introduction, disagreement and conclusion is laid bare.

Just like Roadrunner's tunnel, even if we can see how the film is constructed, we’ll enter(tain) it nevertheless.


Made and Animated by christopher tym
Voice Boy – Balthazar Berling
Voice Girl – Rebecca Lowe Mosena
Real Boy – Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Real Girl – Alisa Nadolishny
Music – Fyoelk
Except That Sad Song – Julien Debey
Sound Production – Julien Debey + Alex Av

Exhibited + Screened at
Startpoint Prize DOX Prague
Netherlands Film Festival

Holland Animation Film Festival Ottawa International Animation Festival Brussels International Film Festival
Kinodot Film Festival

Ron Mandos Best of Graduates
Rietveld Academie Degree Show

© christopher tym 2012