Random House - Here I Am

I had the pleasure of directing an animated trailer for Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book 'Here I Am'.

 

"In his first novel in ten years, the author of 'Everything is Illuminated' and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' examines the fault lines of a fracturing family."

 

Reading 'Here I Am', I was fascinated by Jacob, the lead character's obsessive analysis of his life, his almost compulsive desire to examine each minute, painful detail. Whether impotent or unwilling to create change, I found the snow globe to be a perfect metaphor for his circumstance; a neatly contained world that he can view, but has little power over.

 

Client - Penguin Random House - Jonathan Safran Foer

Production - Freemantle Media

Direction / Animation - Jocie Juritz

3D references - Jack Williams.