VERB. TO ANIMATE
NOUN. COURAGE, HEART, SOUL
ANIMI is the award winning creative duo Kalie Acheson and Charles Latham. We focus on imaginative, engaging, and socially conscious design, art, media, and events.
THE MAR VISTA TIME TRAVEL MART
CREATIVE DIRECTOR - KALIE ACHESON
FABRICATION - ANIMI
Kalie Acheson threw the Time Travel Mart into a time warp, trading in its mercantile past for a newly backdated Victorian-era curiosity shop makeover.
Our temporal team traveled from Triassic to Tudor to bring you all the tried and true trinkets every time traveller needs.
MIGUEL - PINEAPPLE SKIES
SPOTIFY EXCLUSIVE MUSIC VIDEO
DIRECTED BY ANIMI
PRODUCED BY REFLECTION PICTURES
For Miguel's Pineapple Skies Video, ANIMI teamed with AR Wizard Adam Ferriss to create a visual explosion of frames and floating images. All of the augmented reality effects were created in real-time during the shoot.
Video available exclusively on Spotify.
DIRECTED BY CHARLES LATHAM
PRODUCED BY KALIE ACHESON
PRE is a surreal, dream-like short film by Charles Latham. The short centers around a man and his recollection of a bitter breakup with a woman due to his abuse of a drug called PREVuTANOL.
The film, written by Charles and his brother, David Smith, takes viewers on a visceral, mind-bending, and fractured experience through the eyes of a man slowing loosing his grip on reality.
THISTLES AND THORNS
DIRECTED BY KALIE ACHESON
PRODUCED BY ANIMI
Thistles and Thorns is an upcoming interactive experience comprised of a live event, art installation, short film, and children's book.
The narrative follows the symbolic trials and tribulations of a young woman’s journey through foreign landscapes and self discovery. Featuring a rich atmosphere and diverse cast and crew, Thistles and Thorns presents a unique and inspiring fantasy experience from the minds of Kalie Acheson and Yazmin Monet-Watkins.
COLOR OF REALITY
DIRECTED BY JON BOOGZ
PRODUCED BY KALIE ACHESON
The critically acclaimed short film “Color of Reality” brings together Alexa Meade’s painting style with the movement artistry of Jon Boogz and Lil Buck to tell a story about gun violence and racial tensions in American society.
Color of Reality exploded onto the internet, accumulating over 7 million from it's My Modern Met piece, as well as being shared across platforms all over the world.
The film has been honored with numerous awards such as CNN's Great Big Story “Art as Impact Award" and World of Dance's "Experimental Film of the Year." It has screened all over the world including at the Hammer Museum, the Lincoln Center, and as part of the National Civil Rights Museum's “Freedom Awards Ceremony."
CONVENTION, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, INTERVIEWS
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON
FABRICATION BY ANIMI
ComplexCon is an unprecedented festival and exhibition conceived to bring together pop culture, art, food, style, sports, and music.
ANIMI created an elaborate environment with colorful lights, hand painted props, and hand-built designer furniture for interviews with industry giants. The guests included such noteworthy culture-makers as Ice Cube, The Game, Timbaland, Jesse Williams, Tony Hawk, Vince Staples, Young Guru, John Singleton, Steve Aoki.
ART DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON
The Wildheart Motel was a 21 room motel art installation, music video, and concert in Los Angeles for Miguel. Over the course of two days, visitors were able to immerse themselves in a wild, unexpected, visual journey.
A full karaoke bar, interrogation room, grotto cave, and upside down room, were among the many rooms designed from scratch. Guests and talent included Rihanna, Skrillex, Dr. Woo, and Travis Scott.
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON & WONKY WONKY
Baby bump takes the classic pregnancy photos and flips them into new playful and abstract imagery.