Today we announce our official entrance into digital media with “Mutant Sequencer,” a series of five animated short films each produced by a cutting edge creative selected from our collective of artists and designers. The shorts are made in collaboration with Illumination Labs, a division of the legendary animation powerhouse Illumination, that explores alternative and boundary-pushing short form animated content geared towards an older audience. The series will premiere with the first short on Thursday, April 1st and can be seen on our YouTube channel. Subsequent shorts will be rolling out daily.
With shorts created by Pete Sharp, Jordan Speer, Devin Flynn, Steve Smith, and Darío Alva, the “Mutant Sequencer” series is Brain Dead's first foray into a "media first" project, in which artists create the media before the product. Together with Illumination Labs we gave the creatives complete artistic control over their projects, whether they wanted to prioritize storytelling, production design, or pure experimentation, giving them no explicit constraints, reflecting their shared commitment to putting culture and creatives first.