Melbourne-based Rubber House continues to develop a highly personal cartoon aesthetic with their latest video, “Snappy Tom,” for Tijuana Cartel. In the video, a succession of colorful organisms become infected with a virus—or “killer beat”. It’s good fun for a few minutes, though I eagerly await Rubber House applying their distinctive approach toward a more ambitious vision.
Direction: Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon
Design and animation: Rubber House
Additional animation: Neil Sanders, Pete Lowey
Animation assistant and clean up: Callan Bencich