ANIMI /ˈanəmə/

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. 


PRE

SHORT FILM

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

MULTI-MODAL EXPERIENCE

DIRECTED BY KALIE ACHESON

PRODUCED BY KALIE ACHESON & CHARLES LATHAM

 

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

SHORT FILM

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."


COMPLEXCON

CONVENTION, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, INTERVIEWS

CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON AND CHARLES LATHAM

FABRICATION BY KALIE ACHESON AND CHARLES LATHAM

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.


WILDHEART MOTEL

MULTI-MODAL EXPERIENCE

ART DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON & CHARLES LATHAM

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.


GRAVITY PAWS

SHOW OPENING

PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KALIE ACHESON & CHARLES LATHAM

STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL

COMMERCIAL

PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KALIE ACHESON & CHARLES LATHAM


BABY BUMP

PHOTO SERIES

CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KALIE ACHESON & WONKY WONKY

Baby bump takes the classic pregnancy photos and flips them into new playful and abstract imagery.


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