Random Acts of Flyness is different. It's fresh, inspiring, artistic, beautiful, funny, challenging, and totally changing the game. Our team had the pleasure of animating a segment for director Terence Nance's pilot episode in 2017, hoping to help it receive the almighty greenlight from HBO.
With only 5 weeks, a limited budget, and 4 minutes of prototype animation to create, our team pooled its resources to create a visual that would embody the story of Yeleen, a young bisexual man who shared his personal dating experiences. From character designs through delivery, we designed a stop motion world full of fabricated puppets, mixed-media sets, and hand-drawn characters. To watch how the piece came together, see our behind-the-scenes video below.
Not only did the show air on HBO in August of 2018, but it has already been picked up for a second season. And our prototype? Well it made its way into the pilot, and received some kind words from press including New Yorker Magazine, Vulture, Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times.The full pilot can be watched on Youtube (just click above!)
Random Acts of Flyness HBO
Director: Terence Nance
Producer: Kishori Rajan
Co-Directors: Michaela Olsen and Emily Collins
Creative Producer: Jess Peterson
Fabricators: Michaela Olsen, Emily Collins, Minkyung Chung
Animators: Emily Collins, Emily Hoffman,
Post FX Compositing: Emily Hoffman and Marisha Falkovich