Amazon’s recent TV series Undone is a whole new level of creative. Written and created by Raphaene Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, the makers of Bojac Horseman, Undone expresses very similar aesthetics to Bojac Horseman however takes on more of a realistic animated look. The show has come to life through rotoscope animation, a technique that animators use to sketch motion picture images, frame by frame, to create a realistic action. Cool, huh?
Undone is a mind boggling, psychedelic drama series told through the eyes of Alma, played by Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), a witty but troubled protagonist who survives a car accident, from seeing her dead father. She wakes up from a coma and sees her father, who tells her the accident unlocked her capability to travel back in time to find out the truth about her father’s death.
The show deals with heavy matters like grief, loss, mental illness, and the concept of reality, while also meshing with elements of science fiction. Undone may have been inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar as there are a few similarities in the show. Undone is unlike anything else and deserves attention for it’s creative process, not just story-wise but visually as well.
For all you Amazon Prime lovers, add this to your list of shows to watch. It’s simply a work of art and could be a creative stepping stone for film animation.