Bee had the immense honor of telling the story of this insanely talented and bold German botanical illustrator from the 1600's called Maria Sibylla Merian. Bee really wanted to hero Maria's gorgeous, intricate work, so Bee kept her characters and other design assets to a minimal. All the gorgeous flowers, plants, insects and shells are Maria's.
It was a joy to work on this project entirely made by women for Brazil's biggest TV channel, Globo.
Since 1973, this TV show called Fantástico gathers families around on Sunday evenings to discuss the latest news and discoveries around the globe.
They recently started this series called Mulheres Fantásticas (Fantastic Women) that features inspiring stories of women from around the world. The animated intro is used as a hook to then introduce contemporary Brazilian women who defied circumstances and stereotypes and are doing groundbreaking work.
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Direction Bee Grandinetti
Project Coordination Aída Queiroz
Creative Direction Bee Grandinetti and Aída Queiroz
Design Bee Grandinetti
Botanical illustrations Maria Sibylla Merian
Animation Bee Grandinetti and Bianca Beneduci
Script Carolina Warchavsky, Luciana Fregolente, Luiza Yabrudi, Renata Corrêa, Thais Pontes e Veronica Debom
Voice Over Marjorie Estiano
Sound Marion Lemonnier
Executive Producer Lorena Barbier
Research Tamara Araujo