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Motorways, morphine and losing a sense of scale

"It's [based on] a very vivid, surreal book... it really made me think of my own technique of morphing and transforming and how I take reality and distort it"

- Joseph Pierce, director/writer/animator, Scale

Scale is a moving animated short about a drug addict, based on the story by Will Self.

ScreenUK spoke to director, writer and animator Joseph Pierce and Hélène Mitjavile to hear the story, techniques and processes behind the animation, which was selected for both the Cannes Film Festival and Annecy in 2022.