Highly qualified Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer ONC & HNC , Writer, Multi-Award Winning Songwriter, Stop Motion Animation & Music Video Maker. Fighter of #plasticpollution.
I like hammers... A lot!
I may contain traces of special kinds of nuts.
An inventive deep thinker, cast upon the spectrum range with a tendency to talk a lot given any opportunity. Driven by funny/serious tales with energy, passionate about captivating peoples consciousness in exciting enriching stimulating ways, provoking wonder through imaginative storytelling.
PAUL J FLETCHER FROM UK/AUSTRALIA
WRITER, DIRECTOR, SET/MODEL DESIGNER ARTIST, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, VIDEO EDITING, MAJORITY OF MUSIC, CAST PERFORMER AS SANTA, PART OF CHORUS, EDWIN DAWG, SCOUSER BUSKER & RABBLE. PLAYING DIDGERIDOO, BULL ROARER, MINIMAL HARMONICA & MEDITATION BOWL.
Questioned myself heaps, "What in the actual....?"as I'm sure everyone does, it's been exciting and fun learning new skills!
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U rated (I expect...)
All good clean fun made to scare kids to be good or the Crocodiles will pay them a visit.
NOW LISTED OFFICIALLY ON IMDB
Energetic bonkers & chaos or "Bonkerzilliance" is how one friend described this music video, with round 22,000 pictures that make up this stop motion anime and you can easily treble that for what didn't make the cut.
Originally I did incorporate myself dancing on my local beach and riding a snake board in a home made croc suit 🤪with the theory people would keep wanting to watch it to see what they missed.
I hired a guy to do me a slow trap beat but which was awesome with KMT's Slow Rap however this would of made the song even longer than it already is.
(Check it out on the show reel page!).
Taking a few years to make this in-between life, a full time job, settling back in my country of origin from OZ, buying a house for the first time and having a very sick young dog.
I just wanted to make a unique totally original fun song and video. Purely mad intent created this without any musical or film background or training I managed to pull this off by sleeping a lot less, I made a prelude stop motion story to this song along with a couple of others.
(Check them out on the Show reel page).
Originally known as "Crocojillo Loco" this was born out of phrasing ridiculous metaphors from trying to learn Portuguese in Perth, Western Australia, whilst living out a needy van, partially sharing a flat with throngs of Brazilian friends. The portly Chefo fevela thug animal rap drawl embossed the ridiculous madness of my lyrics, much to uproarious approval of unbeknown neighbouring flats begging for repeat.
This was 2013 but never evolved further until late 2015 on a monotonous flight to work in the desert of the Pilbara I revised it with the hope of attempting to make a Christmas hit.
Utilising a squad of Maori's and Ozy droogs the plan was for them to pose as crocs painted green in hi viz work gear chasing me through the outback, sadly with much seasonal inebriation engaged virtuous intent was spent. I made a promise to myself that one day when I was settled I would give MERRY CROCMAS the life it demanded.
I've rewrote the lyrics close to 50 times and really it should have been a children's book rather than a very long song, many lyrics didn't make the cut which is hard to decide on in itself. Learning heaps since early 2017 I looked into music with a piano and ableton live 10, delved into stop motion and become ensnared surrogate to this demanding mushrooming monster, what a trip.. lol xox
SO WHAT IS MERRY CROCMAS ABOUT?
The answer to the perpetual missing socks mystery, where do all those socks go? Primarily the focus was to teach and frighten kids to be good or face immortal scary crocodiles that are invisible to all except dogs, no wonder they're always barking at nothing. Clepto crocs who go around all year stealing socks, sewing them together to keep warm at Christmas when they appear to bad people to make them good, along with origins of Santa and Christmas winter time, it's all in the lyrics.
If I make you laugh or brightened your day then I've achieved my goal.
Ps. Best performance on Big Speakers!..Crank up this multi genre music video (Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass/Country, Dance & HipHop with a Rapping Croc).
Pss. Cinematically this can be fully edited down to 3-4 minutes, still yet to be signed I dream that it will gain further acclaim as I firmly believe with it's recent awards has decent legs for a Christmas song marketing/merchandise for 2020
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