The Making of THE FISH by PES // Corona x Parley
I’m PES. I’m a filmmaker, director, animator. I make films using objects manipulated in stop motion animation. Working with physical objects is great, making things there’s a satisfaction to taking things out of the real world and turning them into something else. I think this video highlights more than anything that creatures out there including the albatross, see plastic as food. They don’t make a distinction like we do. You’re not going to eat something that’s put in front of you that’s plastic. Now of course plastic isn’t going to come to life as a fish. This is a fantasy, that’s meant to help convey this problem with plastic pollution. It killed one creature and it can easily kill the next because it doesn’t die. It didn’t go anywhere, it didn’t decompose. All of it is still here. I see the problem of marine plastic pollution kind of like stop motion animation. At the start it seems like an insurmountable task. We have a lot of frames to make in the course of a production. But the only way to do it is really to go one frame at a time and to come together and solve the problem ourselves. I use my own hand in this film. This is a personal thing for me. I really want to get this message out there in the world and do what I can, so that other people can also participate and feel like they can make a difference.