Moth Collective: HIAS

Moth Collective continues to amaze with their new film for HIAS. With excellent illustration and sound design, this film creates a poignant narrative which brings awareness to the ongoing struggle of refugees around the world.

This is yet another example from the Moths of animation for a good cause and the fact that great work isn’t exclusive to large studios!

Directed and Designed by Moth Collective
Produced by Sovev Media
Written by Paul Wolfe
Animation: Claudio Salas, Daniela Negrin Ochoa, Joe Bichard, Jennifer Zheng
Sound Design and Music: Marian Mentrup
Voice Over: Daniel Ziegler
Client: HIAS

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About the author

Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.



Awesome work, beautiful compositions. It’s nice to see “explainer” Videos that feel a bit more like actual visual stories.


lovely work


Nice! Love how minimal the movements are and give so much of the story.


“HIAS – for the refugee” (edit: except of course if you’re a Palestinian refugee seeking safety after being displaced by an illegal settlement supported and funded by HIAS, then you should probably suck it up)

Aside from the hypocrisy of the script this is a beautiful job by Moth Collective *hats off*


Agreed. Beautiful work is much less beautiful if it supports an ignoble cause.
I know we are supposed to be focussed on the work, but this is difficult to ignore.


Croatia shouldn’t be on that list! Do your research.


Soo-ooo beautiful!! So well designed!! Great message!!! Love it!! Go make more!! :) :D


nice work

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