Filmmaker Name, Title: Drew McKercher, Director
Film Name: “Dying from Advice” by Drew McKercher
Length of film: 4 min 35 sec
Genre: Animated Music Video
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about? This music video follows an animated robot through finding love (in the form of a flower), losing love, and eventually finding peace within itself.
What inspired you to make this film?
I read to my 2 boys (4 & 7 years old) every night, and we’d recently read “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown. I was intrigued by the idea of a man-made machine finding itself in nature, and the stark contrast between the two elements.
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, Star Wars V
What’s your connection to Mississippi? (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?)
I’ve lived in Jackson, MS, for a little over 10 years, went to college at USM in Hattiesburg, and grew up in Vicksburg, MS.
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
This is my first fully animated music video! I typically work in live video with occasional animated elements. Also, I wrote and recorded this song in addition to animating the video.