'President Evil'

This animation was a piece that I produced in the run up to the 2016 US presidential election. It was a fun little project based on the opening video of the 1996 zombie horror video game; Resident Evil, in which the characters of the game have been replaced by some of the main candidates running in the election.

In keeping with the mood of the original source, I gave each person a slight indicator of their personality or traits. Ted Cruz was widely thought to be the spawn of evil, so I recreated the scene from John Carpenter's 1982 version of The Thing; in which Kurt Russell's character burns the blood of the expedition crew in a petri dish to determine which among them was the thing. Bernie Sanders was sometimes linked with a kind of mascot called Birdie Sanders, as a small bird landed on the podium during one of his rally talks. Jeb Bush was trying to fight the shadow of his younger brother (George W. Bush) but was seen as very dull, so I turned him into one of the undead. Likewise Hillary Clinton had the lingering shadow of Bill Clinton on the back of her campaign. And finally Donald Trump, who gave the impression of someone who wouldn't hesistate in pressing the nuclear button.