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Guy Hitchens
by GuyHitchens on 18 May 2024 for Rookie Awards 2024

Grimshaw the Scarecrow has one purpose in life to guard his crops dreadful pests. He will do this no matter the cost, means or measures. However how do eccentric methods work when faced with an unstoppable enemy.

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Pesticide is my graduate film I created in my final year at the University of Hertfordshire. My intentions were to create a slapstick comedic cartoon that had action elements, however most importantly I wanted to make something that I would want to watch and make my class laugh.

Grimshaw (the main character) Preproduction:

The Crow Preproduction:


Vanity Stills:

Guy Hitchens - Story, Design, Animation

Joe Perry - Music, Sound Design

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