This is a clip from the multi-award winning, hand-drawn animation The Orchestra, by Michael Hill.
The film explores a world where striking the wrong note is literal, not figurative. A band of tiny musicians follows you, playing the soundtrack to your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes.
This clip shows Vernon, a lonely man with crippling shyness. He is shuttered away from the world, trying to save his pot plant, with his tiny musicians playing out of key and out of tempo.
The Orchestra was nominated for numerous awards including Best Short Animation at the 2015 AACTA Awards. It won Best Animation and Best Original Score (by Jamie Messenger) at the 2016 St Kilda Film Festival.