Elements of a Supervillain

Interstitials for Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
Documentary director Karam Gill approached us with an audacious and darkly funny mission for his docu-series on Tekashi 6ix9ine: create a series of interstitials that would chronicle the manufacture of the rapper’s persona and fame, as if made in a lab.

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we put the stitches in snitches

Imagining Tekashi as an action figure, we designed, shot, edited, animated and produced “Elements of a Supervillain,” nine segments that run through the Showtime series. Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito, each one focuses on a factor of the Supervillain equation: Trauma, Ego, Weaponry, to name a few. This is a lab where every move is calculated with precision, a volatile mix of chemistry . . . until what is created ultimately takes control.

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credits

  • director: karin fong
  • producer: renee robson
  • cinematographer: jr kraus
  • lead designer/animators: henry chang, james gardner
  • editors: lexi gunvaldson, zach kilroy
  • animator: merrill hall
  • prop master: matthew eikelberger
  • prop assistants: stephanie mace, brady peterson
  • action figure designer: tim sepulveda
  • on-set vfx supervisor/ animator: kiyoon nam
  • hand models: rachael cohen, jessica shereshevsky
  • design prep: kathy liang, ailis o’reilly
  • design interns: phillip han, zach hartman
  • colorist: beau leon, framestore
  • production coordinators: jake fritz, jackson kerr