"A Kiss, Deferred" is Moth's contribution to The New York Times' Modern Love column. Based on a true story written by Nikolina Kulidžan, this film brings to life the story of two young lovers separated by Civil War and reunited years later. Winner of the Cristal for a Commissioned Film, Annecy 2016, and a D&AD graphite pencil 2016—not to mention the DCE Gold Winner for Design and Craft—this film is beautifully illustrated and powerfully symbolic.
Client The New York Times
Produced, Directed & Designed Moth
Produced Nicholas van der Kolk
Written Nikolina Kulidžan
2D Animation Moth, Marcus Armitage, Joe Bichard, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Noriko Ishibe, Eamonn O' Neill, Claudio Salas
Sound Design Nicholas van der Kolk
Special thanks Joe Donaldson
Production year 2015
Moth is a multi-award-winning animation studio formed by Daniel Chester, Dave Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits.
Since collectively graduating from the Royal College of Art, they have quickly become renowned for their perceptive, emotive storytelling. Whether it’s examining the looming threat of artificial intelligence, the effects of rainforest deforestation, or the plight of refugees, their colorful, hand-drawn animation style and narrative cadence possess maturity and profundity.
Their projects have been screened and awarded in festivals worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Matter Fisher in 2011, a British Animation Award for HIAS: For the Refugee in 2016, a D&AD Graphite pencil, and Annecy Crystal Award for their New York Times piece Modern Love: A Kiss, Deferred in 2016, as well as an ADC Young Gun Award and a YCN Professional Award for their greater portfolio of work.