A new campaign for Channel 4 that i worked on.
Get ready to have a crush on a tortoise!
Directed by Chris Bovill and John Allison.
Costume designer Kate Ruth.
Meet Arthur. He’s a Galapagos Tortoise. They have long relationships with the same partner, often lasting over 100 years. With his long-term relationship having come to an end, watch Arthur go on an emotional journey to find love in the 21st century, and through his eyes, see just how complex the dating landscape has become.
From June, Channel 4’s mating season explores the complexities and nuances of forming relationships in 2013 with a collection of documentaries and dramas that take a look at modern day relationships.
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO http://youtu.be/KmdW9TlF-3g
The halfcat, attracting newly revived interest on Twitter thanks to this blog post, appears to have first been spotted in this blog post in August 2009. But there are no attributions. The latest reports pin it to Street View - not mentioned in the original posting - and it certainly appears to be Street View image, but, lacking coordinates, the halfcat seems destined to be a mystery forever, one of any number of mythical beings, lost in the Clouds.
More interesting than the halfcat’s strangeness, perhaps, is its unknowability. Someone saw the halfcat, snapped it, but the route back is lost. The databases contain such multitudes of new myths.
(Update: This would appear to be the original image)
"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk."
Henry Jenkins, in Textual Poachers: Media Fans and Participatory Culture (via jaimelannister)