The Bigger Picture uses an innovative mix of life-sized paintings and stop-motion animation to tell the bittersweet, darkly humorous, and very real story of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. And Mother isn’t going to make it easy on either of them.
Director’s Statement: Daisy Jacobs
The film is, fundamentally, a morality tale that urges us to look beyond our own narrow, selfish lives, and see “the bigger picture.” I wanted creative expression and medium to complement this message. Animation comes off the page, away from miniatures, into full-size film sets, where painted characters explode twenty feet up a wall and burst out of the conventional “frame,” and where characters are created not with small movements of a pencil but with sweeping, physically-demanding movements of my whole body.