The Brain Drain (1993)

Concept and creative process

Jimmy Mulville presides over a humorous antidote to 'Question Time' in which a panel of comedians answer questions hurled at them by the studio audience of viewers and celebrity guests. For the titles Triffic Films devised a striking and amusing animated model shoot consisting of a sculpture whose brains spill out of its head, down the torso, over the plinth and drain away through the grille in the floor. The action was hand-animated stop-frame in modelling material, incorporating in its flow a multitude of eclectic objects, carried along in the matter, representing the knowledge, thoughts, memories and trivia of a lifetime‚Äôs cerebral activity.