Championing an experimental technique never attempted before, Tharsis Sleeps is an animated short film created from over 3000 embroidered denim frames. Born from a passion for 70's heavy metal, the embroidered animation project was inspired by customizing denim jackets and embroidered band patches. Using over 45 million stitches into 200 meters of denim, Tharsis Sleeps is a psychedelic, extra terrestrial mission to terraform Mars. Follow 3 astronauts as they travel through the depths of space to heat up the red planet by planting a nuclear bomb into its largest volcanoes.
UKMVA Best Rock Video '14 - WinnerOfficial Selection Annecy 2015
Design and Direction - Tom Bunker & Nicos Livesey
Executive Producer: Harry HillProducers: Posy Dixon, Dan Keefe, Nicos LiveseyLead 2D Animator: Blanca Martinez De Rituerto2D Animation: Tom Bunker, Elisa Ciocca, Anne-Lou Erambert, Duncan Gist, Dan Hamman, Nicos Livesey, James Martin, Azusa Nakagawa, Nuno Neves, Joe Sparkes, Joe Sparrow, James Turzynski3D Animation & Modelling: Luke Howell, Sam MunningsRostrum Camera Operators: Stefan Iyapah, Michalis Livesey, Theo NunnEmbroidery Department: Liz Barlow, Rosy Maddison, Julia Owen, Victor JakalfabetHead Of Embroidery: Jen NewmanInterns: Daniela Alvarez, Daniel Matczak, Annalotta Pauly, Polina Sologub, Anna Streit, Lynn Yun, Jennifer ZhengSound Design: Alex PieroniSong: Throne "Tharsis Sleeps"Graphic Design: Toby EvansDigitzing: Tim Gomersall, Nicos LiveseySupported By: Brother Sewing UKA Lucky Features production in collaboration with Channel 4 & Dazed DigitalSpecial Thanks to: Steve Bliss, Martina Bramkamp, Amy Leverton, Ebru Oz, Clapham Road Studio, Kickstarter & All Our Backers.Sponsored by: Bosh, Madeira Threads, Mother, Orta Anadolu, Wilcom Embroidery