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I Had Nothing

I Had Nothing

Johnny's Home

Johnny's Home

Jason's Sentence

Jason's Sentence

Luk Khrueng

Luk Khrueng

The Speech Wars

The Speech Wars

In the Dark of the Valley

In the Dark of the Valley

Victim / Suspect

Victim / Suspect

Miss Americana

Miss Americana

Home School

Home School

Life Up Close

Life Up Close

I Had Nothing

An animated documentary short that tells the story of one woman’s journey to the U.S., and how Border Patrol left her with nothing.

Client ACLU Arizona
Director Elyse Kelly

I Had Nothing

An animated documentary short that tells the story of one woman’s journey to the U.S., and how Border Patrol left her with nothing.

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From Hope to Heartbreak

Client ACLU Arizona
Director Elyse Kelly
Producer Molly Kaplan

⁠Art director Naghmeh Farzaneh
Storyboard artists Danny Aviles⁠, Darren Enterline⁠
Designers Anna Bron, Hannah McNally ⁠
⁠Field producer Nicholas Mihm
Editor Dan Fipphen

Animators Joumana Ismail, Eric Larson, Sabine Volkert
Cleanup lead / Assistant animator Laura Nasir-Tamara
Cleanup / Assistant animator Hannah O’Brien

Composers Brooke Blair & Will Blair
Sound designer & mixer Chris Mastellone
French translator Jacqueline Smith⁠
Infield interpreters Guerline Jozef, Jeef Nelson⁠

Johnny's Home

For Johnny Perez, returning to society and to his family after being in prison for 13 years wasn’t easy. JOHNNY’S HOME is part of a short animated documentary series about mass incarceration in the U.S., which shows the toll that an abusive and unjust criminal system takes on individuals, families, and communities.

Client ACLU
Director Elyse Kelly

Johnny's Home

“You realize you haven’t crossed the street in 13 years.”

For Johnny Perez, returning to society and to his family after being in prison for 13 years wasn’t easy. JOHNNY’S HOME is part of a short animated documentary series about mass incarceration in the U.S., which shows the toll that an abusive and unjust criminal system takes on individuals, families, and communities.

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Finalist, Tribeca X Awards 2018
Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival (special screening)
Citizen Jane Festival
IndieWire
Stash

Client ACLU

Director Elyse Kelly

Animation director Anna Bron
Producer Holly Stone
Executive producer Ron Diamond

Story finder/Field producer Kelly Ramundo
Editors Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly
Animators Anna Bron, Andrew Whyte

Original music Brooke Blair & Will Blair 
Location sound mixer
Corey Pointdexter
Post production sound services Studio Unknown

Jason's Sentence

Jason Hernandez was barely 21 when he was sentenced to life without parole, plus 320 years, for a nonviolent drug crime. JASON’S SENTENCE is part of a short animated documentary series about mass incarceration in the U.S., which shows the toll that an abusive and unjust criminal system takes on individuals, families, and communities.

Client ACLU
Director Elyse Kelly

Jason's Sentence

“I wasn’t a bad kid. I just made bad decisions.”

Jason Hernandez was barely 21 when he was sentenced to life without parole, plus 320 years, for a nonviolent drug crime. JASON’S SENTENCE is part of a short animated documentary series about mass incarceration in the U.S., which shows the toll that an abusive and unjust criminal system takes on individuals, families, and communities.

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Finalist, Tribeca X Awards
Animafest Zagreb
Sundance Film Festival (special screening) 
IndieWire

Client ACLU

Director Elyse Kelly

Animation director Elise Simard
Producer Holly Stone
Executive producer Ron Diamond

Original music Brooke Blair & Will Blair 

Story finder/Field producer Kelly Ramundo
Editors Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly

Concept development Hyun Jin Park
Lead animation & character design Kathleen Weldon
Additional animation Claire Blanchet, Eva Cvijanovic, Catherine Dubeau, Alexandra Lemay, Lori Malépart-Traversy, Parissa Mohit, David Seitz
Additional compositing David Seitz

Location sound mixer Taylor Faison
Post production sound services Studio Unknown

Luk Khrueng

In between memoir, poetry, and science, a young Thai-Swiss woman explores all the feelings around the nonexistent connection between herself and her mother. A Neon Zoo Original project. Coming in 2025.

Director Aira Joana

Luk Khrueng

In between memoir, poetry, and science, a young Thai-Swiss woman explores all the feelings around the nonexistent connection between herself and her mother. 

A Neon Zoo Original project; recipient of the AtelierX, Canton of Lucern, and Canton of Glarus grants. Coming in 2025.

Director Aira Joana
Producers Elyse Kelly, Urusla Ulmi

The Speech Wars

A three episode docuseries for The Atlantic that examines technology and its impact on the First Amendment.

Client The Atlantic
Director Elyse Kelly

The Speech Wars

A three episode docuseries for The Atlantic that examines technology and its impact on the First Amendment.

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London Int’l Animation Festival 2020
Palm Springs Animation Festival 2020
Tricky Women, Tricky Realities 2020
The Atlantic
Forget Anonymity, The Real Issue Is With Deepfakes
Stash Media (1)
Stash Media (2)

Client The Atlantic

Director & Producer Elyse Kelly

Animation & Design Ala Nunu Leszynska, Rohan McDonald, Newgold
Title animator (The Atlantic) Jackie Lay

Editor Dan Fipphen
Sound designer & mixer Chris Mastellone

In the Dark of the Valley

An infuriating and illuminating documentary, the film follows an outraged group of mothers as they fight for accountability and action, standing strong against immoral and corrupt institutions.

Animation director Elyse Kelly

In the Dark of Valley

An infuriating and illuminating documentary, the film follows an outraged group of mothers as they fight for accountability and action, standing strong against immoral and corrupt institutions.

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Outstanding Social Issue Documentary Nominee, Emmy Awards 2022
Best Feature Documentary, Angeles Doc 2021
Best Documentary, 2021 Catalina Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, 2021 Ojai Film Festival
Best Documentary, Phoenix Film Festival 2021
Cleveland Int’l Film Festival 2021
LA Times
Variety

Director Nicholas Mihm 
Producers Derek Smith, Brandon Smith, Nicholas Mihm

Animation director Elyse Kelly

Art director Naghmeh Farzaneh
Storyboard artists Naghmeh Farzaneh, Anna Bron

Animators Anna Bron, Marta Lemos, Hannah McNally
GFX Dorca Musseb
Concept artist Victoria Blair

Victim / Suspect

Investigative journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover and examine a shocking pattern: a surprising number of legal cases that involve women reporting sexual assault to the police, only to be accused of fabricating their allegations.

Client Netflix
Animation director Elyse Kelly

Victim / Suspect

Investigative journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover and examine a shocking pattern: a surprising number of legal cases that involve women reporting sexual assault to the police, only to be accused of fabricating their allegations.

Select festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2023
CPH:DOX 2023

Client Netflix

Director Nancy Schwartzman
Producers Alice Henty, J. Daniel Torres

Animation director Elyse Kelly

Senior animation producer Molly Kaplan
Animation producer Josephine Amalie von Bülow

Art director Alixe Lobato
Designer Van Velvet
Animators Federico Parodi, Malena Merlina, Graeme Maguire
Animation assistant Margaret Neely

Miss Americana

A raw and emotionally revealing look at Taylor Swift, one of the most iconic artists of our time.

Client Netflix
Animation director Elyse Kelly

Miss Americana

A raw and emotionally revealing look at Taylor Swift, one of the most iconic artists of our time.

Festivals Sundance Film Festival 2020

Client Netflix

Director Lana Wilson
Producers Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Christine O’Malley

Animation director Elyse Kelly

Art director Hannah McNally
Storyboard artist David Navas

Animators Flora Caulton, Martha Halliday
Colorist Emily Downe

Home School

An eight episode docuseries on parenting in which experts explore cutting-edge ideas about raising children, child psychology, family relationships, and more.

Client The Atlantic
Director Elyse Kelly

Home School

An eight episode docuseries on parenting in which experts explore cutting-edge ideas about raising children, child psychology, family relationships, and more.

Select accolades & press
2019 Webby Award Finalist, Animation
The Atlantic
Stash (1)
Stash (2)

Client The Atlantic

Director & Producer Elyse Kelly

Animation & Design Brothers McLeod, Amy Lee Ketchum, Newgold, Andrew Khosravani, Daniela Sherer, Yukai Du, Jordan Bruner, Luiz Stockler
Title animator (The Atlantic) Jackie Lay

Editor Dan Fipphen
Sound designer & mixer Chris Mastellone

Life Up Close

A four episode animated docuseries based on The Atlantic‘s “Life Up Close” project, exploring life in all its multitude of forms.

Client The Atlantic
Director Elyse Kelly

Life Up Close

A four episode animated docuseries based on The Atlantic‘s “Life Up Close” project, exploring life in all its multitude of forms.

Select accolades & press
Third Place, 86th National Headliner Awards
American Documentary & Animation Film Festival
KLIKxHAFF Festival 2019
Seoul Int’l Cartoon & Animation Festival 2020
The Atlantic
Stash Media

Client The Atlantic

Director & Producer Elyse Kelly

Animation & Design Ana Mouyis, Maya Edelman, Matt Reynolds, Lois de Silva
Title animator (The Atlantic) Jackie Lay
Editor Dan Fipphen
Sound designer & mixer Chris Mastellone