Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Dolly Parton Said No to Elvis Presley

"Mark was really passionate about championing this story as a tale of female confidence, and self-belief, as it must have taken so much strength for her to say no to 'The King' at that point in her career."
Heather Colbert

"The idea that the size of the puppets would denote their confidence and control in the situation came from my listening to the track over and over and finding where the shifts in power fell in the narrative of the song.
Once we had agreed on the metaphor – using size to denote confidence – it was very interesting to create these polar opposite characters and work out how to show the balance of power shifts through the track."
Heather Colbert

Animated and directed by Heather Colbert
Song by Mark Nevin