Monty Python was a huge influence on me. In my twenties I was in a TV sketch comedy group and we often lamented that all the best ideas had already been done by Python. John Cleese in particular was my idea of perfect comedy. So to get the chance to create a TV ad for Cleese was a dream. Then to hear they wanted some animation in the style of Terry Gilliam put me over the moon. His was a style I always wanted to attempt and now I would be doing so for a Python. To be honest the style was harder to accomplish than I thought and I was using digital cut-outs. I can't imagine the slow process Gilliam went through using actual bits of paper.