In 2019 I was commissioned by The New Yorker to direct, design, and animate a pilot series of three animated visual essays.
The second of the three films features the ever-talented Janelle Monáe as she reflects on redefining what it means to be a woman, growing up queer and black, and the power of art to unite people.
You can view the full article on The New Yorker here: newyorker.com/culture/video-dept/janelle-monae-on-privilege-and-survival
Direction, Design & Animation: Joe Donaldson
Original Music and Sound Design: Ambrose Yu
Executive Producer: Soo-Jeong Kang
Senior Producer: Yara Bishara
Editor: Christopher Hwisu Kim
Audio Engineer: Jill Du Boff