Work / Film

This very charming lo-fi animation of a girl dancing was made using clay

A little while back we wrote about this very cool music video directed by Sophia Bennett Homes for Frankie Cosmos, in which Frankie dances dreamily around her Justin Bieber-bedecked bedroom in the guise of a teenage girl, and generally makes us wish we were 14 again. Happily this led us to Sophia’s website, where we found enough projects to justify the creation of a fully-fledged fan club in Sophia’s honour. We’re hoping for badges, dedicated Tumblrs, hand-drawn T-shirts and weekly meetings.

The Brooklyn-born artist and filmmaker has a pared-back, lo-fi style that stands out from so many of the over-produced and and under-thought out music videos plastered all over YouTube, like a rose in a thorn bush. We adored this sweet stop motion animation of a girl dancing alone to a record, sipping on a glass of red wine and seducing her viewer. The best part? It’s made entirely out of clay, lending the careful linework a sweet, smeary finish that makes you feel as though you too are swaying gently around a bedroom cooing to yourself. Oh, and Sophia is a mere 20 years old, meaning she’s on the brink of something brilliant.

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)

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Sophia Bennett Holmes: I Only Have Eyes For You (screenshot)