• Google

Being Human Is

An animated docuseries featuring musicians, athletes, and filmmakers from all around the world, fulfilling their passions and bringing their ideas to life in extraordinary ways. With Android by their side.

Our friends at WTBR approached us with a creative partnership for Episode 1 - On Silent Ice which tells the story of Anthony, a hockey champion who founded the Deaf Hockey Association to amplify the talent of deaf and hard of hearing players across Canada. And to get new players drafted to the CHL using Live Transcribe.

With our pencils on fire, we designed and animated over 50 frames in a matter of weeks. Our use of surrealism, impossible camera moves and a non-linear timeline pushes the boundaries of what an animated documentary can be.

Final Frames

Visual Development

Client: Google
Production Agency: WTBR
Directed by: Tuesday McGowan, Nico Carbonaro
Executive Creative Direction: Chris Kelly
Executive Producer: Erica Kelly
Creative Direction: Fabian Molina
Producer: Jen Szeto
Design: Joyce Liu, Caroline Choi, Simone Noronha, Alisha Liu
Animation: Nicole Stafford, Arthur Metcalf, Chris Anderson, Mathijs Luijten, Tony Holz, Jon Riedell. Jakob Scott
Music & Sound: WTBR