If we could all be half as talented as Guy Larsen, then the world would be a much more creative, thought-provoking, and mind-bogglingly weird place.
You may know Guy from his work with Sammy Paul on Dodie’s Intertwined music video, or perhaps from his ever-growing series of “children’s” books documenting all manner of child-friendly subjects such as Donald Trump and the Wig of Evil. A lovely bedtime read.
His latest film, If Theresa May Were A 60s Kids’ TV Show, continues this trend of juxtaposing the bright and colourful with the cuttingly satirical. It follows the story of a woman called Theresa May (you may have heard of her) who has a problem: she has an impostor! And she is NOT happy about it…
The video is charming and so incredibly professional, mimicking the style of 60s stop-motion animation Trumpton with impressive attention to detail. The sound effects, music, narration, and style seem to reignite deep memories within you of sitting in front of the television as a kid, whilst also making you laugh as an adult at the sheer absurdity of politics that the video highlights.
If Theresa May Were A 60s Kids’ TV Show manages to walk the fine line between genuine entertainment and pure satire. It’s never too serious or too silly, making you yearn for more and immediately share the video with your friends and family. Now a whole series please?