Life On Earth

Studio Of Tomorrow

Kiss My Airs


Where Goodness Grows

2023 Reel

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After Light

2024 Reel


Naomi Osaka Capsule




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Johnnie Blonde

React Epic

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Kianna Intel Studenthub/GenZ

What’s Your Style?

Risk Independence

Director’s Reel


Art brings us together Community brings us together Collaboration brings us together Imagination brings together Artists bring us together

This project was a collaboration between Igor + Valentine and Young Arts to create a film that explores the idea of togetherness while promoting art within the film for purchase to raise money for YoungArts. With a series of 18 bird designs created by a mixture of Young Arts alumni, mentors, and established artists, Igor + Valentine teamed up with the folks at CALLEN to tell a story of a few hero birds bringing eggs to a cage to hatch and reveal different artists’ designs. The birds come together in a nest to sing and dance, finally leaving the cave to fly together around the sun.

The film’s overarching message of togetherness is one that felt vital, and more valuable now than ever. Unable to connect physically with other people as we normally would, Igor and Valentine decided to explore a deeper element of togetherness that celebrates the beauty of our differences and the coming together of people across race, gender, religion and all other things that divide us. What they achieved is a film that underscores powerful messages of solidarity and interdependence.

“We tried to subtly infuse this film with that larger idea… the value of coming together, and how beautiful that can be, not in spite of, but because of, our differences.”

-Igor + Valentine, Directors

With the end goal of the film being to sell individual frames from the animation to raise money for Young Arts, Igor + Valentine had to approach animation differently, as not every moment of action works well as an isolated still frame. As a result, they had to be especially strategic about their compositions, trying to minimize the amount of in-between moments and frame as many of the birds in a scene that could work as a printed still.

The biggest challenge, however, was figuring out a way to bring together 18 different styles of birds, created using various techniques, into one unified film with a cohesive visual language. Drawing inspiration from author/illustrator Jon Klassen, known for creating environments that are minimal yet still full of depth, Igor + Valentine made the birds stand out against their backdrops, ensuring they were highlighted in each frame. They then introduced more collage and mixed media techniques as the glue that melded the different styles of birds together into one cohesive look, while still maintaining each artist’s unique design through the birds’ different environments.

All of these birds coming together, despite all looking very different, is a celebration that we hope resonates”

-Igor + Valentine, Directors

It’s In Our Spirit

“We wanted to create a call to action, to break out of our lockdown screen obsessions and take a breath, a whiff, a step into reality to look around and appreciate the real world and real people around us.”

Action Figure

Dive Into Anything


Dot: Alive Inside



Half ‘n’ Half Machine

My Drive Thru

“Everybody is an artist, everybody can be creative. That is the spirit that we wanted to capture in our spot. It should look easy, effortless, like it was made in somebody’s closet. Pure right brain stuff. It should inspire you to grab your camera and shoot your own paper world.”

-Director Marie Hyon

Magic of Coco

“This project is very close my heart. Not only have we done some very emotional workwith Airbnb before – they are a great client, and we have a lot of good friends there – but I have always been inspired by, and a big fan of, Pixar ever since Geri’s Game. It’s not just the storytelling, it’s the lighting, the animation, camera work…everything is beautiful. So, no pressure matching all those qualities…

We designed each shot to transition in and out of Coco, either by matching actions or emotions so that it feels like a seamless back and forth between live-action and the animated film. Not unlike the Samsung S8 and Honda projects last year, I was also really interested in shooting real people – not actors – in a non-scripted manner.”

-Marco Spier, Director

“Airbnb was very much on board with making sure the two families we cast were real families. During the casting I fell in love with the two twin boys, and while talking to them they told me that they weren’t just twins, but triplets. They told me they had a sister with Down Syndrome, and that she was always sad when the two boys were on set, and she could only watch…That idea killed me so together with Airbnb and Disney we made sure this time she would be on camera just like her brothers. She was very proud to do so, and she gave us the best performance of the film… I hope it helped her realize that she can do whatever she wants even with a bit of a disadvantage handed to her by nature.

A lot of unforeseen events happened during this project. While in our pre-pro meeting in Mexico City, the major earthquake struck and our priorities immediately shifted. Together with Airbnb, and The Lift (our local production company), we all decided to donate the equipment, supplies and crew resources for the shoot to people in need instead, and we cancelled the shoot altogether.
At the same time, we all felt that now, more than ever, we needed to help Mexico City, and we ended up being able to reschedule our project as soon as feasible.

The project was a long and humbling experience. I’m happy everything worked out in the end, and I am truly thankful for everybody at Airbnb that really pushed this forward and stood up for our ideas.

I hope people like watching it!”


Hu Jia

Risk Independence

Tested to Perfection