A woman is swept up by pelicans and chaos in an afternoon ride share in a music video for Rubblebucket's "Annihilation Song". The idea behind the music video for ‘Annihilation Song’ began with the feeling of being in control and learning to trust yourself. The plot was initially inspired by a negative experience with a ride share, and after fleshing out the idea it broadened into being more generally about situations where women are forced to relinquish control. I wanted to create a narrative where the protagonist regains or discovers control that she didn’t think she had; control that she thought belonged to technology, two mind control pelicans, and nature itself.
Amanda Bonaiuto (b. 1990) is an animator and artist originally from Massachusetts. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Slamdance, Pictoplasma, and more. She is a 2017 Princess Grace Honoraria in Film. She graduated with an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts in 2018.