Dolls, donuts and door knobs star in Noah Harris and Andy Biddle’s films for Village Green

Director Noah Harris and animator Andy Biddle have created a surreal set of films for record label Village Green using second-hand objects bought at flea markets and car boot sales.

Harris and Biddle used found objects – including gemstones, skulls and a deer hoof – to create colourful stop-motion films for the London-based label. Each film was animated in camera and is set to a piece of music from Village Green’s 2017 catalogue.

The series tells the story of evolution – the first film Element shows the birth of a planet while Life shows flowers blooming on a twig and Sentience alludes to the growth of the human race. The seventh film Oblivion has a darker tone with skeletons and a skull-shaped bottle while Lazarus alludes to the afterlife and reincarnation.

Films premiered on Channel 4 of part of its Random Acts series. You can also watch the full series online at It’s an inventive way to promote the label’s music and proof that even the most mundane items can provide the starting point for a great animation.


Production Company: Blinkink
Directors: Noah Harris & Andy Biddle
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Producer: Hugo Donkin
DOP: Toby Howell
Lead Animator: Andy Biddle
Art Director: Noah Harris & Robin Crowley
Set Builder & Model Maker: Will Vincent
Editor: Max Windows @ Stitch
Post Production: Nineteen Twenty
VFX Supervisor: Ludo Fealy
Grade: Duncan Russell @ Freefolk
Sound: Tony Rappaccioli @ Wave Studios

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