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Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

Nexus Studios has announced the signing of Neeraja Raj for global directorial representation. Her NFTS short Meow or Never, a beautifully crafted stop-motion madcap musical, was shortlisted for a student BAFTA, and won ‘Best Film’ at the Women in Animation 2020 Showcase; it has been featured in a range of international animation publications and festivals.

Similarly, her 2D animated short, Stars, which presents an uplifting story of a young boy and his dog and their attempts at spreading joy among unassuming passersby, has been screened by various festivals around the world.

Raj is a director, writer, animator, and an imaginative storyteller. Her diverse portfolio showcases a range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, 2D and 3D animation; she is uniquely positioned to select the best medium to tell authentic and emotionally captivating stories. She creates detailed and tactile worlds and captures heartfelt performances through carefully crafted characters.

Since joining Nexus Studios, Raj has landed her first commissioned project with a high-profile charity, launching early next year. She is also currently working on a series adaptation of Meow or Never with the original content team at Nexus Studios.

“We are thrilled to be working with Neeraja,” commented Nexus Studios co-founder and executive producer Charlotte Bavasso. “Her storytelling is this perfect mix of smart, funny and unexpected, coupled with a huge attention to the craft. She is a truly original new voice in animation today.”

Source: Nexus Studios