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Episode n°1

« Crayon »
Tome 1: René Descartes
Tome 2: Friedrich Nietzsche

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STATEMENT OF INTENT

Stories of Philosophy is an animated series featuring famous philosophers, both early and contemporary, as main characters.

Each episode is composed of two parts,
each of which presents a philosopher reacting to the presence of an object in the manner of his well-known philosophical vision.

Following the cartooning tradition and
in order to stick to what's essential, the black line drawings move accompanied by simple sound effects, in a white universe remini-
scent of a virgin page – a space where ideas take shape.

The intention is to create spiritual and delightful playlets with several levels of depth and understanding. We would like to both explain and provoke interest in the view-
points of the world's most famous philosophers – for viewers of all ages.

FIRST CHARACTERS

Diogenes of Sinope, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sextus Empiricus,
René Descartes, Gottfried W. Leibniz, Platon

FIRST EPISODES

Episode n°2

« Mirror »
Tome 1: Sextus Empiricus

« Mirror »
Tome 2: Diogenes of Sinope

Episode n°3

« Chair »
Tome 1: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

« Chair »
Tome 2: Platon

SPECIFICATIONS

12 x 2 minutes
black and white
traditonal ink drawings
animation with After Effects

CREATORS

BENOIT FRANÇOIS

Benoit co-fonded FizzzBzzzz… a creative bureau based in Paris and Berlin. Texts, images and objects are produced and considered as raw material, necessary to the staging of projects… His work is frequently exhibited and published in France and around
the world.

DAMIEN F. CUYPERS

Damien grew up between the Jura and the Alps mountain ranges.
He is an illustrator and animator, and regularly contributes with maga-
zines like Nowness,
Le Monde and the
New York Times.
He draws the world, night and day, with his unique and savage pastel style.

CONTACTS

benoit (at) fizzzbzzzz (dot) com

damiencuypers (at) gmail (dot) com