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Skin To Skin

"It was many and many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee"
(Edgar Allan Poe)
Pianist and producer Jan De Block had coproduced Kyoko's first solo album, "KYOKO", and had seen the cutout animation video I had made for the track "Don't Look Back", the story of which was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Berenice". Jan has his own solo music project, Silent Noise Revolution, where he combines wonderfully ethereal piano music with the sounds and noises made by analogue recording equipment. This resulted in a beautiful, eerie (vinyl) album, "Insides. He asked me if I could make an animation video for the track "Skin To Skin". I agreed, and again used Poe's work as inspiration - the posthumously printed poem "Annabel Lee".

  • Nancy Van Beersel
    Don't Look Back
  • Nancy Van Beersel
    Don't Look Back
  • Nancy Van Beersel
  • Jan De Block
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Webcam)
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Nancy Van Beersel

Ever since I was a child, I've been an enormous film fanatic. It's the one (not the only one) great thing I thank my parents for: my love for movies. They were my escape from a world where I never really fit in. After finishing high school, I was kind of pushed into linguistics studies at university. I like words, and language, and how it works, but I didn't like studying other people's work, I wanted to create work of my own. After two years of wandering around, I ended up in HRITCS film school in Brussels and stayed there for seven years. I graduated as a screenwriter, and then decided to spend three more years studying animated film technique - a choice I made after seeing Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in film theater. It blew me away. Alas, as I well knew when I chose an art/film study: doing your own thing in (animated) movies in Belgium (or anywhere else) doesn't make you rich. But I have never been interested in making money, I was and am interested in making movies, MY movies. Small ones, but they're completely mine. Not everyone can say that.

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