‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray’ Distilled To 2 Minutes of Video

Penny Dreadful Portraits - The Portrait of Dorian Gray

As a part of a promotion for the new show Penny Dreadfuls director Gergely Wootsch was asked to create a series of shorts that tell classic stories in only a couple of minutes. Working alongside animators and designers Iria Lopez, Luiz Stockler, and Joe Sparkes they’ve created a moody re-telling that’s explained by writer and historian Matthew Sweet. I love that the short employs a mixture of illustration and collage, and the subtle usage of color really makes the re-telling that much stronger.

They also did versions of Dracula and Frankenstein which are equally lovely.

Penny Dreadful Portraits - The Portrait of Dorian Gray

Penny Dreadful Portraits - The Portrait of Dorian Gray

Bobby Solomon

July 17, 2014 / By

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