The Fourth trimester
I’ve found that stop motion lends itself to narratives that are sensitive and human. My graduate film explores the difficulties of caring for a newborn baby; a topic that I feel deserves consideration and attention. On television there are many shows that centre around the birth but few that touch on the difficulties that many parents face afterwards. The topic can be taboo; which is why I thought making a film using the method of puppet animation would add a new understanding and encourage conversation. There are elements of humour in the film to make it relatable and up-lifting. Throughout the film I reverse the roles of mother and baby to communicate the feeling of being vulnerable and needing to be looked after.