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Tell Me Where To Go

Directors: Peter Beatty and Joseph Boyle

United Kingdom, 2023, 6 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2024


Genres:Adventure, Music, Animation

Crew:Writer/Producer: Peter Beatty. Shot/Animated/Edited by Peter Beatty & Joseph Boyle. Art/Design/Modelmaking: Peter Beatty. Music: Peter Beatty


The stop motion animation music video for the song 'Tell Me Where To Go' was made using a multi plane camera, and shot in a home studio (Studio Nightjar 2023) onboard a boat in London between 2021 and 2023.

The song 'Tell Me Where To Go' is taken from the forthcoming debut solo album ('Different Flowers', out in 2024) of musician/independent artist Peter Beatty. The music video was written and produced by Peter and brings together his music and his visual art for the first time. The animation is directed by Peter Beatty and Joseph Boyle.

The song, inspired by 'a boat trip from a few years ago', is a joyous tribute to adventure, self-exploration and seeking direction. It explores the theme of 'the journey' and the transformational role it plays in our lives and in ourselves. The stop-motion music video takes these themes further and reinterprets the song as 'an animated epic'. It follows the story of an astronomer who pursues a beguiling light he discovers in the sky. He undertakes an incredible voyage onboard a boat, and in his pursuit is lead to places never seen before - it is a journey that spans time and space and transforms both himself and his view of the universe forever.

'Tell Me Where To Go' was shot entirely on the boat where Peter lives in central London, UK. The project began in 2021 during the pandemic.

Peter explains: 'I have long been interested in using a multi plane camera and traditional stop-motion animation as a way to bring my art to life. I wanted the song and video to feel as joyous, immersive, and sensory as possible' continues Peter, 'as if you have been carried higher and higher on a wonderful intoxicating voyage. Neither Joseph nor I had made a stop motion before, and exploring the capabilities of the multi plane as first-timers was a joyful journey in itself. My hope is that this is reflected in the video - and also that as soon as people finish the journey they will want to do it again'.

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