Gotye Hearts a Mess


Gotye commissioned a music video for the single "Hearts a Mess" from his album "Like Drawing Blood". In the video, a pied piper character walks the Earth, calling on its strange inhabitants to leave the wasted planet and follow him to a new world. pictureDRIFT developed a concept that would enhance the dark romanticism of the track whilst feeding a developing curiosity in 3d character development and animation. Time-lapse photography was used to create the background environments.


Direction and Animation | Brendan Cook
Character Design | Duncan Irving
3D Modeling & Animation | Mayumi Kaneko
Character Rigging | Stefan Litterini
Cinematography | Barnaby Norris

anim'est International animation film festival 2008 - Romania Winner Best Music Video

SoundKilda Film Festival 2007 Australia - Winner Best Music Video Audience Award

ATOM Award 2007 Australia - Winner Best Music Video Award

Fantasy Worldwide International Film Festival 2007 - Toronto, Canada (Special Recognition for Music Video/Animation)
Aria Award 2007 Best Music Video Nominee

IF Awards 2007 Best Music Video Nominee

AEAF Awards 2007 Finalist, Music Video
Brooklyn International Film Festival 2007 - USA
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2007 - South Korea
Platform Festival 2007 - USA
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2007 - Australia
Sydney Film Festival 2007 - Australia
Portable Film Festival 2007 - Australia
onedotzero 2007 - UK / Worldwide
Anima Mundi 2007 - Brazil
Pictoplasma 2007 - Germany
Bradford Animation Festival 2007 - UK
Nemo 2007 – Paris / France
Prix Ars Electronica 2007– Austria
Impakt Panorama 2007 – The Netherlands
Australian International Animation Festival 2007 - Australia


Music Video


3D Animation