All good clean fun made to scare kids to be good or the Crocodiles will pay them a visit.
NOW LISTED OFFICIALLY ON IMDB
Energetic bonkers & chaos or “Bonkerzilliance” is how one friend described this music video, with round 22,000 pictures that make up this stop motion anime and you can easily treble that for what didn’t make the cut.
Taking a few years to make this in-between life, a full time job, settling back in my country of origin from OZ, buying a house for the first time and having a very sick young dog.
I just wanted to make a unique totally original fun song and video. Purely mad intent created this without any musical or film background or training I managed to pull this off by sleeping a lot less, I made a prelude stop motion story to this song along with a couple of others.
History of MC
Originally known as “Crocojillo Loco” this was born out of phrasing ridiculous metaphors from trying to learn Portuguese in Perth, Western Australia, whilst living out a needy van, partially sharing a flat with throngs of Brazilian friends. The portly Chefo fevela thug animal rap drawl embossed the ridiculous madness of my lyrics, much to uproarious approval of unbeknown neighboring flats begging for repeat.
This was 2013 but never evolved further until late 2015 on a monotonous flight to work in the desert of the Pilbara I revised it with the hope of attempting to make a Christmas hit.
Utilising a squad of Maori’s and Ozy droogs the plan was for them to pose as crocs painted green in hi viz work gear chasing me through the outback, sadly with much seasonal inebriation engaged virtuous intent was spent. I made a promise to myself that one day when I was settled I would give MERRY CROCMAS the life it demanded.
I’ve rewrote the lyrics close to 50 times and really it should have been a children’s book rather than a very long song, many lyrics didn’t make the cut which is hard to decide on in itself. Learning heaps since early 2017 I looked into music with a piano and ableton live 10, delved into stop motion and become ensnared surrogate to this demanding mushrooming monster, what a trip.. lol xox
SO WHAT IS MERRY CROCMAS ABOUT?
The answer to the perpetual missing socks mystery, where do all those socks go? Primarily the focus was to teach and frighten kids to be good or face immortal scary crocodiles that are invisible to all except dogs, no wonder they’re always barking at nothing. Clepto crocs who go around all year stealing socks, sewing them together to keep warm at Christmas when they appear to bad people to make them good, along with origins of Santa and Christmas winter time, it’s all in the lyrics.
If I make you laugh or brightened your day then I’ve achieved my goal.
Incredibly out of thousands of global films #liftoffglobalnetwork chose Merry Crocmas taking it to Cannes Le Marche Du Film, the latest update is it will be also going for market representation at the American Film Marketlater in the year by the Co-Founder of the Lift Off Network Ben Pohlman based at Pinewood Studios remaining online and live for their Production Database.
TOTAL AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
FOR MERRY CROCMAS THIS YEAR COMES TO x37
LOS ANGELES MOTION PICTURE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
PLATINUM RED AWARD BEST MUSIC VIDEO
GRAND JURY PRIZE SILVER AWARD BEST MUSIC TRACK
SILVER AWARD BEST ANIMATION
SILVER AWARD MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT
ACCOLADE, BEST SHORTS & THE INDIEFEST
x3 AWARDS OF RECOGNITION MUSIC VIDEO
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD MADRAS INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL
BEST VIDEO CLIP WINNER ISRAELS NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 1ST PLACE AT KISMET VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW MEXICO
OUSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FINALIST IN SLOVAKIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA SWEDEN
x2 SEMI-FINALIST TITLES IN NEW YORK & x1 IN MOSCOW