I am probably going to struggle to explain this, but here it goes. I would like to make an animated video that has music but no dialog. It is a symbolic video that represents my adopted daughter's biological mother's struggle with addiction and her eventual death. There can be significant artistic licence in what I am describing. The premise would be this. There is a protagonist, a girl we'll call K. K is with her mother in a happy, sunny place. They are having fun. Her mother is tempted to be with a villain or group of villains who are beautiful but have a dark back or dark outline. We'll call this antagonist V. When K's mother is within V's grasp it takes her away, leaving K alone. K walks alone and lonely when she meets a friendly passerby we’ll call D, but K's mother comes back, and K is happy again. K and her mother leave D. However, V takes K’s mother away again. K returns to D but is eventually tempted just as her mother was. K goes with V. At first V is wonderful and K has relief and bliss, but after a while V strikes her. K runs away to D, but is again tempted by V, who she goes with again. V strikes her again, and K escapes again, but this time D is nowhere to be found. K searches and searches, but cannot find D. However, she does find the grave of her mother. K is no longer a girl but a young woman. At her mother’s grave, V approaches and K goes willingly. When K is with V, she meets another young man, J. She and J become friends. V strikes them both and they escape together. They embrace and from that embrace it is clear that K is now pregnant. They both go to V again and escape again, but this time when she is with V she gives birth to a daughter of her own, A. Immediately after K gives birth to A, a light comes and takes A away. K and J are devastated and escape V. Once they escape, they find A with a family, father, mother, one daughter and two sons, we’ll call them F. K sees A and holds her, but gives A back to F. K and J walk away and they are both tempted by V, but only K goes with J trying to unsuccessfully stop her. K goes to be with V and the cycle continues, bliss followed by violence. K escapes and sees J and then sees A with F. She goes to be with A, who is growing. She is happy but is beckoned again by V. F urge her not to go but F goes anyway. This time V takes her and kills her, burying her next to her mother. F, J and a young A go to her grave. The movie ends with everyone around K’s grave, saddened. V is in the distance, waiting.
I would envision this to be highly stylized. I am thinking this video would be between 240 and 360 seconds long.
For music the general feel would be Instar Emergence or Interconnectedness (you can look both up on YouTube).
Any interest in tackling a project like this? What would you charge? Let me know.