Experiencing Interruptions?


When Beautiful Monkey gets rudely awoken by some drilling, he jumps on his trusty ass to try and find some peace.

‘Assholio’ is a collaboration between a musician/drawer of hybrid animals and a film maker based in Cork, Ireland. This original song by Erin Kleh, takes us on a familiar journey of a difficult day, as seen from the unfamiliar perspective of a monkey.

  • Nathan Erasmus
    ROAD TO RIO: From the streets to the world, One eskimO
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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  • Animated Encounters
    United Kingdom
    September 22, 2017
    Official SeLECTION
  • Small Axe @Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival

    July 14, 2017
  • Green Screen Environmental Festival

    Trinidad and Tobago
  • AM Egypt Film Festival

    July 22, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Movievalley Bazzacinema

    Semi finalist
  • Vagrant Film Festival

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Nathan Erasmus

My first animated project One eskimO was produced independently and after winning several awards internationally; Warner Premiere commissioned it into a series of animated shorts. Since then I have worked on various motion comics, developed scripts for animated feature films, directed my first indie Documentary ROAD TO RIO; From the Streets to the world and written a children's book that I'm currently illustrating. I'm now turning my focus back to animated shorts and music videos, starting with Assholio, music by the very talented Erin K.

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Director Statement

The style is classic fairy tale (classic as in 1700’s Brothers Grimm esque nightmarish and disturbing fairytale). We have a sketchbook aesthetic in the video, the end result is somewhere in between a super detailed animatic and a simplistic animation; kind of an anti-mation.