Using a combination of animation, illustration and simple graphical motifs, the animated title sequence takes viewers through a loose, fragmented introduction to the narrative unfolding in the movie – the story of a man coming to terms with time’s unstoppable nature. We follow a cat and mouse chase while our protagonist, Teddy, is desperately trying to stay in touch with his partner, Leanne. Throughout the sequence, Teddy is pursued relentlessly (and ultimately foiled) by time itself.
During pre-production and ideation, we studied and referenced the cat-and-mouse trope, with specific attention given to Pink Panther and the work of Saul Bass. Ultimately, we sought to craft a stand-alone title sequence that exists in a world of its own. A playful visual tone filled with clues from the movie for viewers to subtly interpret and digest.
Released: Feb 2021
Sequence Duration: 1:30