The White Lotus Title Sequence

Plains Of Yonder created the opening title sequence for Mike White’s HBO series The White Lotus. The social satire takes a hard, tropical stare into lives of the overprivileged; the chasm between those being served and those doing the serving.
To capture the peculiar spirit of the series, we conceived and created a title sequence made entirely idyllic wallpaper patterns that hold hidden themes, motives, and even psychological insights into the show's characters. Each pattern was an original art creation which held a world of storylines in the form of endangered Hawaiian honey-eater birds, transforming chameleons, rotting fruit, caterpillars that eat their own scene, and native outrigger rowers facing an insurmountable wave. Don't will all make sense when you watch the show! Oh, and a fish dies.

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photo of Katrina Crawford
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Katrina Crawford, Mark Bashore

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Concept and Art Direction: Katrina Crawford, Concept and Art Direction: Mark Bashore, Illustrator: Lezio Lopes, Visual Effects and Animation: Simon Mowbray, Where The Buffalo Roam, Editor: Katrina Crawford, Editor: Mark Bashore, Music: Cristobal Tapia de Veer , Executive Producer: Jennifer Senkler

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