Evil Lies Adults Tell Children - Web Series - EP01 Don't Mention Money

EVIL LIES ADULTS TELL CHILDREN is a hybrid puppet/cartoon web series where an alien with a multi-sentient body (and no concept of gender) offers advice to those other newbies of Earth culture: children. Our alien host(s), known as the Great Abnoxion, is a biologically connected lineage–a six membered family that all share one body. Armed with this unique familial perspective and a technology that can trap and interrogate Evil Lies, the Abnoxion goes after some famous falsities adults tell children, such as: You Are Special, It’s Rude to Ask Questions About Money, and You’ll Find Out When You’re Older. Serving hot alien, sci-fi takes on things like car culture, wealth privacy, the importance of college, toxic positivity in grieving, paying rent, devotion to careers, birthday parties, and ageism; this show is intended for kids 10+ (and adults who think they can stop spreading evil lies!).

  • Hans Vermy
    Director
  • Hans Vermy
    Writer
  • Hans Vermy
    Producer
  • Lauren Neal
    Key Cast
    "Discovery"
    The Sympathy Card. Westworld
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, queer family, puppet
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Hans Vermy

Hans Vermy is a queer artist and educator. Hans edits film; teaches animation and theatre at UCLA; and writes VR games, essays on animation, and puppet shows. Evil Lies Adults Tell Children is his webseries directorial debut.

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Director Statement

Written and directed by queer artist and educator Hans Vermy, peeHdee; Evil Lies Adults Tell Children is a passion project began under Covid lockdown, with actors recording their performances at home while puppeteers formed queer family pods. It has grown to over 20 episodes and counting–many short episodes solicited from fans–with 7 full ten minute episodes that take our characters on a serial journey. It proudly features the work of many other queer artists such as Brontez Purnell, who provided music and the theme songs; Lex White who made the synth music and effects; actor, producer, and data scientist Lauren Neal; and immersive-theatre director and performer Eric Hoff.