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Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Nelly Michenaud


Animator Interview #33 featuring Independent Animator Nelly Michenaud


Evan Vernon interviews Nelly Michenaud, director of ALMOST THERE. Nelly Michenaud is a French animator based in London. After graduating from Central Saint Martin, she went to the NFTS for an MA in Directing Animation. The world of Nelly intends to surprise and question. She finds inspiration in daily life, remarkable or not, to transform them with humour and thus emphasise the absurdity of life, the core of her inspiration. ALMOST THERE was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.




On a train journey without stops or destination, an observer goes to extreme lengths to avoid other passengers, a giant baby runs away from his parents, a romantic woman starts a relationship with a cuckoo, and a naïve boy discovers that some problems can’t be fixed by pictures of unicorns.

Film: https://vimeo.com/498951029 





Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021


5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Film_and_Television_School (NFTS)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus (Sisyphus)


Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/nellymichenaud/?hl=en (Instagram)

https://vimeo.com/nellymichenaud (Vimeo)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


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About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.