Billsville, a short documentary by Maisie Jacobson, tells the heartwarming story of Bill Anhang, an 85-year-old engineer-turned-artist from Montreal. The film follows Bill as he visits his first major show in New York — 40 years after starting to make art.
And now, the Canadian filmmaker behind Billsville is back with a new creation: a stop-motion animation music video.
The video for Canadian musician Amelia Curran’s track Gravity shows a two-dimensional Curran floating her way through environmental oddities. The video, co-directed with artist Meghan McKnight and released earlier this year, finds the light and humanity in nature, a theme that Bill would approve of.
It’s easy to imagine the poetic Bill being moved by the song’s lyrics: “a voice is a terrible thing to waste.”