Born to be wild

A short animation made for Animal Welfare Institute and Animal Defense League of Arizona to push their anti-captivity message through social channels.

Creative direction

I was briefed to create a film that contrasts the lives of dolphins in the wild with those in confinement. I aimed to do this by showing the dolphin dreaming of a different world, then dramatically moving in to its reality of being captured for a ‘swimming with dolphins’ experience.


Concept, illustration, animation and sound


Adobe Illustrator & After Effects


Animation, Concept & Visual Design, Digital Film, Illustration