Nick Hakim’s music video “Roller Saktes” Directed and Animated by Micah Buzan premeired tonight on Toonami! Check it out below:
“Roller Skates” is from Nick Hakim’s debut album, ‘Green Twins,’ out May 19 via ATO Records. Order the album now and instantly download the songs “Roller Skates,” “Bet She Looks Like You” and “Green Twins”: http://smarturl.it/NH_greentwins
Go behind the scenes with Director and Animator Micah Buzan as he explains the characters and story of “Roller Skates”.
“Nick Hakim’s song gave me a really lonely, nostalgic feeling. The feeling one has while longing for something out of reach.
While making this animation, I was thinking about how everyone is alone in this world. No matter how much you reach out to someone, they’ll still never know what it’s like to be you from the inside.
I wanted to tell a simple story about lonely characters who all desire something they can’t seem to get – be it love, a stuffed animal, or the ability to skate well. I also tried to make it kind of funny how their expectations don’t live up to reality.
In the end, rollerskating unites all the characters as they join together in the roller rink. We might feel alone, but we’re all in this life experiment together.”
– Micah Buzan
Here’s my animation showreel for the first half of 2017. You can sign up to my email list to keep up with future projects. Nick Hakim’s song gave me a really lonely, nostalgic feeling. The feeling one has while longing for something just out of reach.
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