Follow the trials and tribulations of a sensible, straight road as he seeks to reinvent himself for the car he loves. Watch in awe as The Road bears his soul, along with his inner passionate self, to woo the fun loving and flirtatious Lexus - “that can do things other cars only dream about...” Sigh...a romance in automation for the modern era.
This charming work, directed by Jerry van de Beek and Betsy de Fries of Little Fluffy Clouds, was created for the Lexus Car Corporation. Described by the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA) as:
"A lovely animated fable..."~ Association Internationale du Film d'Animation
The Car and The Road pays homage and takes its inspiration from Chuck Jones' Oscar winning film, The Dot and The Line.
Original composition for the almost 4 minute film was scored by Trivers-Meyers Music, whose arrangement fits hand in glove with the visuals.
The Car and The Road is a colorful and imaginative feast for the eyes and is fun to boot! Animated using Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Photoshop with Autodesk Maya and hand drawn frames.
The Car and The Road, was honored at the famous avant garde Austrian, Prix Ars Electronica festival. it was awarded a Prix Selection in the "Smart Worlds" category. This little short was seen on all broadcast media – that’s cinema, TV and web.