Griff: Stephen King “Mr Mercedes”

Griff, who created the beloved short “Wish List,” is back with a compilation of promos for Stephen King’s latest novel “Mr Mercedes.” The premise for the book sounds like a Stephen King version of The Avengers, and it explains the mash-up of references in the promos:

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. [Source]

The short is reminiscent of Buck’s landmark “Metamorphosis” short, but with a sprinkling of 3D elements, Griff’s distinctive illustration style and more active camera movement, this is a project unto itself.

Update: Griff pointed out in the comments that very talented Robert Ball was responsible for some of the key character designs.


Design, Direction & Animation: Griff
Illustration: Robert Ball
VO: Luca De Stoppani, Adam Longworth, Shelley Longworth
Sound Design: Adelphoi
Agency: The Upside / Client: Hodder & Stoughton

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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.



Very much appreciate the post, thank you Justin, though I wanted to point out Robert Ball was responsible for some of the key character designs.

Justin Cone

Gotcha! Updated the post. Thanks, Griff.

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