Blacklist + Holbrooks win SXSW Film Award 2015!

Blacklist / Holbrooks won SXSW Film Award last night!
Special Jury Recognition for Animation for our Short Film “teeth”.

We’re super pleased.

Blacklist Executive Producer &
Written/Directed/Animated by Holbrooks our Blacklist Directing Team.

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever: Trailer by Ng’endo Mukii

We recently saw this awesome short Yellow Fever and ’twas a great watch. It is a mixed media film including animations that are highly textured and gorgeous. You can almost feel your hair being pulled. There is powerful cultural and race context within the film, exploring an African woman’s internalization of western beauty ideals.  You can see some more of Ng’endo Mukii’s beautiful work here.

Tim Fite

We are loving these music videos by Tim Fite.

Not only is his music lovely but he’s also a visual artist, as you can see by the cool animations in these music videos.
Particularly loving the morphing and contorting glitter in “Hold Me All Night.” His other art, which you can see here encompasses illustration and video with music and sweet storytelling. It results in something quite captivating!

Blacklist Swag


We are getting brand new Blacklist swag made with some cool designs.
The screen printer looks a bit like a spaceship!

Animated history

a brief history of skateboarding

Loving this sweet video that uses motion graphics to tell a brief history (just under 5 mins) of skateboarding.
The colorful animations make the history telling extra riveting and evocative. Great visual madness!