James H. Kelly is the founder of fo co mo so, a boutique digital studio in Los Angeles that produces work in a wide range of media from animation and live-action film to interactive and online content. He is an award-winning writer, director, animator and producer who has had work shown at Lincoln Center, BAM, SIGGraph, has collaborated with some of the world's foremost artists, and taught what little he's learned at the graduate university level.
Boxes – co-writer/creator, co-producer, director
20th Century Fox TV
Boxes is an animated pilot produced for 20th Century Fox TV that follows a quartet of disgruntled cubicle dwellers trapped in tiny jobs at a mammoth box-making corporation who are shaped like... boxes.
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M|W 9|11 – creator, animator
Aniboom Virtual Studios
Made for the 9-11 It's Been Ten Years project for Gideon Amichay and the Aniboom Virtual Studios, M|W 9|11 is a one minute animated short about what happened on 9-11 to two very familiar characters.
FOUL! Shafted – co-creator, co-producer, director
fo co mo so
An episode for the web series FOUL! Basketball is their cover, spying their game. Unfortunately, they suck at both.
This is Not a Film – creator, animator
Foundation Magritte – fo co mo so
Created in collaboration with the Foundation Magritte, a 3d animated short that takes us on a surreal ride
through the paintings of Belgian surrealist René Magritte.
Videodance – creator, animator
An animated video for Radiohead’s song Videotape.
Interfacing the Brain – animator
An animated exploration of the human brain and the new ways we have of communicating with it.
Commissioned by Dr. Gary Wynn for TEDx Potomac.
Pinball 2012 – animator
A short-for-shot remake of the Sesame Street classic “Twelve” Pinball counting animation in 3d.
With Merce Cunningham and Paul Kaiser. Dancers perform live behind a giant projection of gestural drawings
mapped onto motion captured data of the same dancers. Widely performed throughout the world including Lincoln Center.
With Merce Cunningham, Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar. Motion-captured hand-drawn figures perform intricate choreography in 3D. Premiered at SIGGRAPH, it was recently designated a “masterwork” by the NEA.
With Paul Kaiser as part of the Riverbed Media Group. An interactive, multimedia documentary of the early works of
experimental theater artist Robert Wilson, “Visionary” creates an interactive landscape as varied and haunting as Wilson’s own work.