News: "Papa Cloudy's Restaurant" wins "Best Animation Short" at Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015


ToysRUs

Xmas Campaign
ToysRUs

ToysRUs Xmas Campaign

Art Director for ToysRUs

  • Role: Art Direction, concetpting, object making, animation
  • Year: 2015

Save Our Planet Concert

Children's Film
Project 03

Save Our Planet Concert

An Excerpt from the upcoming film Papa Cloudy's Orchestra.

  • Running time: 3min 27sec
  • Role: Director, Writer, Animator, Puppet maker ,Sound
  • Year: 2014

Dell

Soial Media, Video, web projects

Dell

Art Director for Dell digital projects

  • Role: Art Direction, Charactor and logo Design, Animation
  • Year: 2015

BabiesRUs

Valentine's Day Campaign
SG

BabiesURs Valentine's Day Campaign

Art Direction for Baby's First Valentine's Day campaign

  • Role: Art direction, Photo styling, logo design
  • Year: 2015

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Children's interactive book & app
Project 01

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Interactive book app introducing the joy of classical music to children.

  • Client: Infinite Fermata
  • Role: Art Direction, design & animation
  • Year: 2013

Kellogg's Eggo Ads

Magazine Ads
SG

Magazine ad

Artwork and Design for print Ads for All You Magazine

  • Role: Design, art
  • Year: 2014

Carnegie Hall Pitch

Brochure, ads, gift, web site
Carnegie

Carnegie Hall Pitch

Brochure, ad campaign, gift design and website for Canegie Hall

  • Role: Creative Direction and Design
  • Year: 2014

Deerhoof: The Merry Barracks Official Music Video

Project 05

Deerhoof Music Video

The official music video of "The Merry Barracks" from the album "Deerhoof vs Evil" Available for purchase on iTune

  • Client: Deerhoof, Polyvinyl Records
  • Role: Producer, Co-Director, Editor
  • Year: 2011

MTV.com Promo

Video for Times Squrea Outdoor Monitor
Project 06

MTV.com Promo for Outdoor Monitor

  • Animation promoting MTV.com
  • Client: MTV.com
  • Role: Concept, design , Animation
  • Year:2008

MTV.com Photo Gallery Promo

Video for Times Square Outdoor monitor
Project 06

MTV.com Photo Gallery Promo

Video showcasing MTV.com original photos. It was made to screen on Times Square Outdoor monitor

  • Client: MTV
  • Role: Direction, Animation
  • Year:2008

Survival Guide

Viral Video
Project 06

Viral animated video

  • Client:Heavy.com
  • Role: Story, Illustration, Animation
  • Year:2008

Intel x MTV

Digital Marketing
Project 06

Intel x MTV Cobranded Ads

Flash banner and video advertising design and concept

  • Client: Intel and MTV
  • Role: Creative Direction, Design, Animation, Illustration
  • Year:2010

Papa Cloudy's Restaurant

Winner of Best Film for 2-5 Years Old @ BAMkids Film Festival & Best Animation Short at Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015
Project 02

Papa Cloudy's Restaurant

*Winner of Best Film for 2-5 Years Old at BAMkids Film Festival in Feb 20014* & Best Animation Short at Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015

Chef Papa Cloudy makes sustainable menu after learning about overfishing.

Papa Cloudy

Children's Film
Project 03

Papa Cloudy

My film begins with Papa Cloudy cleaning and mending the hearts of others, a metaphor for therapy and healing. The Papa Cloudy film project originated as a way for me to feel better about the world. I hope that people watching the film will share this feeling, and have warmer hearts as a result.

Papa Cloudy's Xmas

Children's Film
Project 04

Papa Cloudy's Xmas

What happens to Xmas gift delivery when Santa is on Xmas vacation?

Puppet Design

Felt puppet making for animation characters
Project 09

Puppet Design

See the original delt puppets from the Papa Cloudy episodes and the upcoming projects!

  • Role: Everything from design, modeling, sewing etc
  • Year:2012-2014

About

Akiko McQuerrey is a art director, filmmaker and puppet maker who's focusing on children's media. She was born in a port town (Yokohama) and bred in a beach town (Hayama) near Tokyo, Japan. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Awards

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Upcoming Screening Schedule:

  • A/perture Cinema, North Carolina (June 6 &7)
  • The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine. (June 13 at 3 PM)
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 21 )
  • Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, Washington (July 8 )
  • The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 29 & 30 at noon)
  • International House Philadelphia (October 10 at 2 pm )

Past Festival participation:

Papa Cloudy Series

Akiko started the Papa Cloudy animation series as a way to feel better about the world and she hopes that people watching the film will share this feeling, and have warmer hearts as a result.

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