Using a limited, but carefully chosen colour palette, a clever use of negative space, playful character designs, teamed with indie band Diagram's musical talents, Persistent Peril tell the story of a man sore from a recent break up.
Travelling to a secluded clearing in the woods he opens portals to his past with a magic tree stump, where he reflects on his relationship. In a drunken stupor, he accidentally lets the past bleed though to the present and is confronted by the reality of his entire relationship all at once, only to decide to put the past behind him.
Famed for their clever narratives and character designs, Persistent Peril have crafted an animation from start to finish, which reflects the ups and downs of relationships perfectly.
The quirky 2D characters and portal fx's were animated in Flash and composited in After Effects. Below is a behind the scenes look at the character expression, turn around sheets and 'making of' video from Persistent Peril.