18 November 2011

The Letter - from Billy Elliot The Musical - Kinetic Typography

OK, get your hanky out because you are going to need this before you get to the end of this marvelous piece of kinetic typography by Ted Makarewicz. The song is The Letter from Billy Elliot The Musical and is one of the most moving songs of the last twenty years.

If you do not know the background, Billy’s mum died when he was younger but she left him a letter to be opened when he was eighteen. Billy could not wait till then to open it and has cherished the letter above all other things since then. He shares the contents of the letter with his ballet teacher, Georgia Wilkinson.