The Lady and the Dale


Directed by Nick Cammilleri + Zackary Drucker

Produced by The Duplass Brothers

Animations directed by Sean Donnelly

I oversaw the creation over an hour of animation for this four part documentary miniseries for HBO. My team and I brought old photos to life by cutting them out and animating them in a DIY stop motion style. We combined hand drawn animations with the photos and kaleidoscopic imagery to create a larger than life, hyper stylized look. We also created all the titles, newspaper and photo treatments.

"It uses animation more - and more imaginatively - than almost any documentary I've ever seen....Special credit should be given to the director of animation, Sean Donnelly. Watch The Lady and the Dale and you'll see why he deserves mention."
Fresh Air, NPR