Frank told a joke at work. Nobody laughed. Now at 3 am he’s unable to sleep as he obsesses over his social faux-pas, leading him to contemplate the nature of memory itself.
Nick Kush: We’ve all been there. You tee yourself up perfectly to enter a conversation, drop a hilarious line, and immediately ingratiate yourself with everyone in the group. Until you stumble over your words and fail miserably. You later question everything. Why couldn’t I say something better? Does everyone hate me? WHY AM I SO WEIRD? And then, it’s fine. It was the entire time, actually. Frank’s Joke is a wonderfully goofy and puppet-filled take on the mind’s tendency to jump to the worst-case scenario in the smallest scenarios, and a pleasant reminder that everything is going to be okay.
Cast and Crew
Spencer Brown – Frank
Ed Bulmer – Director/ Animator
Andrew Eu – Writer
Shereen Ali – Producer
Pablo Scopinaro – Composer
Mdhamiri Á Nkemi – Editor
Anna Rzezniczek – Production Designer
Breen Turner – Sound Designer
Bertrand Rocourt – Cinematographer
Kathryn Poon – Puppet Costume Designer
Palma Derzsi – Production Manager
Vlad Barin – Colorist
Callum Crisell – Gaffer
Shaun Waldie – Gaffer
Jeremy Lawton – 1st AC
Anita Bruvere – Puppeteer/Model Maker
Ewa Luczkow – Puppeteer
Angus Choy – Model Maker
Richard Smithson – Additional Animation
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