From the film-maker:
This animation ‘Misguided Youth’ was inspired by the painting ‘Alexander and his Doctor’ by Eustache Le Sueur. It bases itself around the moral groundings of true friendship and betrayal with a little twist thrown in for good measure. Set in the present with an urban/street feel, it explores the theme of children who are involved in British street culture. Whether through instability in their family background, lack of education, peer pressure, abuse, neglect or just plain naivety, the characters in this animation represent the attitude and behaviours of kids who actually go through one or all of these problems. My aim was to use the animation medium to translate my view on this topic and to provide insightful and thought-provoking material. Gang members, hoodies or hood rats? Whichever way they are perceived, they are a product of their environment, crying out for something I’m not sure even they know!
A piece inspired by Eustache Le Sueur: Alexander and his Doctor, about 1648-9