New York/San Francisco-based content creation studio BODEGA continues their recent expansion signing director Hayley Morris to the BODEGA Animation roster for U.S. representation.
Hayley is an animator, artist, and director who uses stop-motion and mixed media to tell stories that unfold through layered textures and handcrafted details.
In addition to directing commercials for Samsung, Burt’s Bees, Hewlett Packard, Kate Spade, and others, Morris has been an commercial animator and fabricator for Special K, McDonald’s, Toyota, The New York Times, & Cadbury.
Morris’ work has also been featured in museums and film festivals around the world. Her puppets and music videos were on display at La Gaité Lyrique’s “Motion Factory” Exhibition in Paris and her short film, Undone, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2009.
to view Hayley’s reel.
BODEGA Animation EP Bill Hewes notes, “Hayley comes to us from a unique animation background, and her work speaks for itself when it comes to quality, skill, and telling a visually authentic story. We are very proud to represent a talent as genuine and dedicated to her craft as Hayley.”
“BODEGA has a diverse group of international animation and live action directors that work across mediums creating innovative and memorable work,” add Morris. “I’m very excited to continue developing my voice with BODEGA’s support.”
Hayley’s latest BODGEA project is a brand anthem for the nonprofit organisation Trickle Up, called “Breaking Barriers”.
“It was an honor creating a piece for such an impactful organisation that supports and empowers women in impoverished countries. Many of these communities feature vibrant fabrics and textiles that work as beautiful visual storytelling devices. I drew on these elements for inspiration to tell Trickle Up’s mission from the perspective of our main character as she navigates through her world,” says Morris.
Hayley’s work is also featured on Free the Bid, a forum that supports the voice of female directors in advertising.