Stop Talking to Me is a film for outgoing introverts. Or antisocial extroverts. Or maybe it's for everyone, I dunno, but it tackles a contradiction I encounter often: the desire to be left alone vs. the need for human interaction.
The film is presented through a monologue, delivered by a grumpy, but moderately sociable individual, Tony. Actually, it's more of a one-sided dialogue between yourself, the viewer, and Tony. He's just not a very good listener (not even to himself). I involve you by animating many of the scenes from a first-person point of view. This physically places you in the same world as Tony. What a treat.
We follow Tony as he repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, attempts to shake us off, only to pull himself deeper into our "conversation." The entire film ebbs and flows as Tony repeatedly draws emotionally, and often physically closer, before cutting us off. In a way, he's too shy to admit he's having a good time. Or maybe it's just denial. He told me that ladies dig his "lone-wolf" persona.
Eric Fritz is an upbeat motion graphics animator, specializing in 2D motion graphics and traditional animation. He previously interned with The BBC doing motion graphics and design, and even more recently, created animations that were projection mapped onto the front of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, in Hartford, CT. Having worked on a variety of fun projects, from projection mapping, to game design, to commercial animation, he looks forward to even more exciting adventures!