Big Oil's Guide to (Not) Paying Taxes
BIG OIL’S GUIDE TO (NOT) PAYING YOUR TAXES
CREATED FOR NEXTGEN CLIMATE
We’re not taxing oil! Woo! Or, wait, we’re not? With the upcoming 2014 election, NextGen Climate wanted to remind California voters of the state’s absence of an oil severance tax.
To help remind voters, we produced this gross animation about a bloated, sweating oil baron to highlight the disgusting amount of taxes oil companies don’t have to pay in California. When it came to emotionally connecting with voters, we knew that bringing a character to life to share the NextGen Climate’s message was going to be the best shot. We went into our darkest creative cave, and only emerged once we had designed the most repulsive character we could muster.
Produced by Portal A
Post-Production by Cinesaurus
Director: Nate Houghteling
Producer: Morgan Wise
Editor: Steven Hudson
Animation: Steven Hudson, David Hudson
Sound Design: David Zimmermann