From the Film Maker:
I was immediately drawn to the rich earthy hues and labourer’s scenario; thus I’ve incorporated a similar atmosphere and colour scheme into my work.
The world of timber huts plugged into a cliff face was inspired by the contrast of the heavy, solid stone with the light, flimsy workmen’s hut in the painting; this spoke of the difference between the permanent and the temporary. It was important that the surroundings reflected the contrasting characteristics of the protagonists, who were also extracted from the painting.
They are two very different characters; a naïve and simple boy and a mischievous and erratic chicken. There is an intimacy in their discourse, which occurs in a confined space, yet is still affected by this larger, more mysterious world.
I have tried to bring a shade of innocence to this film yet still maintained subtle notes of the theme of transience, which permeates throughout the story.
A piece inspired by Canaletto, The Stonemason's Yard, around 1725