NEW YORK TIMES

by MOTH

Hornet directing team, Moth, created this powerful film as part of the New York Times’ Conception series, a six-part animated series showcasing different real life stories about becoming a Mother. In this episode, we follow Jen and Catie, two sisters who struggle with very different, but incredibly intertwined, life situations related to pregnancy and infertility. In this powerful story, sisterhood and motherhood meet in a beautifully animated display of love, fear, and trust.

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Moth is a multi-award-winning animation studio formed by Daniel Chester, Dave Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits.

Since collectively graduating from the Royal College of Art, they have quickly become renowned for their perceptive, emotive storytelling. Whether it’s examining the looming threat of artificial intelligence, the effects of rainforest deforestation, or the plight of refugees, their colorful, hand-drawn animation style and narrative cadence possess a maturity and profundity.

Their projects have been screened and awarded in festivals worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Matter Fisher in 2011, a British Animation award for HIAS: For the Refugee in 2016, a D&AD Graphite pencil and Annecy Crystal Award for their New York Times piece Modern Love: A Kiss, Deferred in 2016, as well as an ADC Young Gun Award and a YCN Professional Award for their greater portfolio of work.