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Select Commercial & Commissioned Works

Animation Director & Animation Artist

 

Specializing in documentary animation and handmade techniques like pastel hand-drawn, paint-on-glass and stop motion, Melissa strives to create evocative animations with a heightened level of emotionality.  Her commissions have appeared on PBS, BBC, CNN, and the Oscar shortlist.  Excerpts include Melissa's previous work as an animator at Dusty Studio (NYC), where her animation work was screened in The MoMA, The New York Times Op-Docs, Nautilus, TED, and PBS.  

Please email contact@melissaferrari.com to inquire about commissioned and collaborative documentary animations.  

2019 Animation Reel
2019
Animation
Reel
Southern Range

Southern Range

Mimetic Films, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, UC Santa Cruz Fisheries Collaborative Program | Documentary Short

The Voice of Dust & Ash

The Voice of Dust & Ash

Matilda Productions | Documentary Feature

Get the Better

Get the Better

StorySound Records | Music Video

Modern Reality of Abortion Pills

Modern Reality of Abortion Pills

Plan C | Animated PSA

The Call In The Dawn

The Call In The Dawn

Shrine Maiden | Animated Album Cover

Think Like A Scientist: Boundaries

Think Like A Scientist: Boundaries

Nautilus | Dusty Studio | Documentary Short

My Silver Hair

My Silver Hair

The New York Times Op-Docs | Dusty Studio | Animated Documentary Short

Cuban American Gothic

Cuban American Gothic

Pata de Perro Productions, PBS | Documentary Short

Agnodice

Agnodice

UN Women | Animated Documentary Short

The Earth, It Shakes

The Earth, It Shakes

Mimetic Films | Documentary Short

The Illumination

The Illumination

The Nantucket Project | Documentary Short

Lore

Lore

Amazon Prime Series | Dusty Studio | Concept Art

Times Square Time Machine

Times Square Time Machine

Ted Talks, PBS | Dusty Studio | Animated Documentary Short

Animation Hotline

Animation Hotline

Dusty Studio | Animated Documentary Series

FreeForm

FreeForm

Disney | Dusty Studio | Commercial

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