NEW YORK TIMES

by MOTH

Hornet directing team, Moth, create a 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. We follow Jen and Catie: two sisters struggling with infertility, an unexpected pregnancy and difficult life decisions. Sisterhood and motherhood meet in this powerful story of love, fear and trust.

Involvement in the project was an opportunity to speak up about a sensitive subject that is not widely talked about, and that affects millions of women around the world. Both alternate motherhood and PCOS, the condition that Jen suffers from, are issues that need to be brought to light and that people should be made aware of. In a period where women’s voices are becoming stronger and more respected, we are proud Moth made a film that represents two strong women finding their voices through the beauty of motherhood.

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MOTH

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 that belies their youth.

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.