Proximity is an award winning animated short film directed by Joshua Cox. The music is “If It Rains Who Cares”, written by Edgar Leslie and Joe Burke, performed by Connee Boswell. The film is often mistaken for being shot live, but incredibly it’s entirely CG except for two props, a feather duster and a hand. For the full credits click here.
In a fragile world, a Victorian gentlemen and a sixties cowgirl explore the kitschy depths of love and betrayal. Never betray a girl with a gun.
Joshua Cox is a Portland based award-winning director, designer and filmmaker with a background in painting, film, design and a passion for pushing boundaries both creatively and technically. He developed his skills working for the past decade at studios such as Blur, Bent Image Lab, and Nervo with Nando Costa. Recently, he has directed music videos for STRFKR, title sequences for JWT and the One Show at Lincoln Center, and co-directed the Nike “Always Advance” spot for Wieden + Kennedy. “Proximity” is his first animated short film and has won the award for Best Animated Short at the 2014 NYC Short Film Festival, The New Orleans International film festival, and the Oxford film festival. Along with Solomon Burbridge, Joshua is one of the creative directors for Bent Image Lab’s new boutique brand, Design Lab and the Director/Art Director at his own firm, JOSS UA.
All images © Joshua Cox / Proximity