Published on Jul 29, 2012
PigPen Theatre Co., in association with Buffalo Picture House, present their first animated short: "Bremen". An introduction to the epic world of the "The Old Man and The Old Moon" which features new original music and selections from their debut album "Bremen".
Debut album "Bremen": http://www.pigpentheatre.com/?music=b...
"The Old Man and The Old Moon" tells the epic tale of one elderly gentleman's spectacular voyage to the ends of the earth in search of his lost love. Bound to his duties as the caretaker of the moon, the Old Man of the title lives a quiet, contented life until the day he discovers his beloved wife has left their home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. In her pursuit, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and an entire world peopled by startling characters and fantastical creatures. Through sweepingly cinematic folk music, clever puppetry, and charmingly theatrical antics, the young men of the PigPen Theatre Co. bring the Old Man's story to brilliant, vibrant life with wit, style, and surprising emotional depth.
With their debut album "Bremen", the award-winning PigPen Theatre Company steps into the studio for the first time. Born out of their critically acclaimed stories written for the stage, "Bremen" finds the balance between theatricality and subtlety. PigPen embraces rich storytelling, often pairing haunting lyrics with the playful melodies and levity of their productions. Whether it's the driving banjos that fuel the dusty "Crow", the warm, lush harmonies in "As Lonely As Me," or the nostalgia found in the swelling strings of "Grand Old Paris," each track finds a unique way to stick with you.
Buffalo Picture House
Director and Animator : Brandon Roots
Character Design : Wylie Beckert
Producer for Buffalo Picture House : Gabrielle Nadig
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