Congratulations to Stella Wan!
“Never Fight a Man With a Perm” won the ‘Best Music Video‘ award at the 2020 London Independent Film Festival. Stella (also known as Stella Bella Hex) was animator, assistant director and DOP on this surreal arcade game themed video, exploring toxic masculinity by rock band Idles.
The video has received a lot of praise since its release last summer and was selected for various film festivals including Vienna, Santiago (Official Monthly Winner ‘Best Music Video’ and Los Angeles festivals (Award Nominee ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘ Best Short Animation’)
Stella collaborated with director Al Brown and illustrator Russell Taysom for Fluffer Records.
Stella: “The three of us have worked on a few other things together such as Fluffer Pit Party (Al’s independent record label for alternative music). I did animation to promote the gig nights as well as visual projections at the live events. We also worked on Deap Vally (American rock duo formed in L.A) who played at a show. It’s really great to be able to work with such talented, wholesome people and we all see it as passion projects doing something we love and telling stories that have underlying messages that hint at the society we live in. * Not for everyone!“