NEW YORK — New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has launched a director-driven animation division under the leadership of executive producer Bill Hewes. Hewes has more than two decades of producing experience with expertise spanning animation, live action, VFX and design at th1ng/th2ng, FilmTecknarna and Digital Kitchen.
Initially, the roster will consist of London-based animation studio Hush, led by Lydia Russell and Ru Warner, and New York-based design shop Mr. Wonderful. Hewes previously collaborated with Russell and Warner at th1ng/th2ng and will offer Hush’s entire slate of talent to the US market.
“Bodega is a thriving, integrated content creation studio that produces compelling work across all platforms,” says Hewes. “I’m excited to lead their move into animation and introduce new talent to the roster. Our animation directors run the gamut from narrative storytelling, to design and illustration. From 2D to 3D, hand drawn, stop motion and mixed-media techniques, it’s a perfect fit.”
Bodaga is part of a family of companies that includes Northern Lights (editorial), SuperExploder (sound) and Mr. Wonderful (vfx/design).