- NEW YORK
Alkemy X has added animation and design collective Mighty Oak to its roster for U.S. commercial representation. With a cultivated expertise in handmade animation techniques and design fused with live action, Mighty Oak has crafted campaigns for brands and networks including General Electric, Netflix, Luna Bar, HBO, Samsung NBC, Airbnb, Conde Nast, Adult Swim and The New York Times. Led by CEO/executive producer Jess Peterson, head of creative talent Emily Collins and creative director Michaela Olsen, the award-winning collective has garnered over 3 billion collective online views. Mighty Oak’s first original short film, Under Covers, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Helmed by Olsen, the quirky stop-motion short features hand-made puppets and forced perspective sets to glimpse into the unsuspecting lives and secrets of a small town that rest below the surface.
Alkemy X executive producer Eve Ehrich said, “I was immediately struck by the extreme care that Mighty Oak takes on each and every frame of their work. Their handmade style and fresh approach really make for dynamic, memorable animation, regardless of the concept.”
Mighty Oak’s Peterson said, “We are passionate about collaborating with our clients from the earliest stages, working together to craft original character designs and creating work that is memorable and fun. In partnership with Alkemy X, we can use our art form to help brands and agencies share their unique stories.”
Launched in 2015, female animation collective Mighty Oak began in a small studio space in Brooklyn, rapidly drawing a client base of top brands. In addition to their body of work, they have also dedicated their talents to craft original projects that would help move the needle for women generally who are underrepresented in the animation arena.