Mailchimp Presents’ new animated series explores the minds of admirable creatives
- Lucy Bourton
- 28 August 2019
For Mailchimp Presents’ latest release, the entertainment arm of the marketing platform is exploring creative minds.
Launched earlier this year, Mailchimp Presents is a short-form series providing a new voice on the subject of business. Adding a personable, multi-layered approach to an often complicated topic of conversation, its releases include a documentary series following those trying a totally new career path, and a podcast on the pivotal moments in a range of people’s lives, from writers, comedians to politicians.
Already releasing three live-action documentaries, six series and two podcasts, Mailchimp has now introduced an animated series too. Titled Outer Monologue, each episode illustrates the story of one individual, discussing “how their inner monologue is often different from what they project outwardly.”
Providing insight into the running narratives inside a diverse mix of creative minds, the first five episodes feature film director Jay Duplass, journalist, photographer and filmmaker Molly Bingham, playwright Ngozi Anyanwu, actress Joy Bryant and 20-year-old chef, Flynn McGarry.
Produced by Pop-Up Magazine Productions’ Brand Studio, every episode takes on a different visual style to tell the story at hand. It’s a unique approach to storytelling which Pop-Up Magazine Productions is well versed in, known for its performances of Pop-Up Magazine, a live publication where a group of writers, photographers, illustrators and filmmakers would perform new reported stories.
Working with Mailchimp Presents on Outer Monologue, the series features animated interpretations by creatives Frances Hazard, Andrew Khosravani, Harry Teitelman and past It’s Nice That Graduate, Katy Wang. Despite their differing styles, animation appears a perfect accompaniment to these personal monologues, allowing viewers to see a different side to a group of admirable creatives.
The five shorts are now available to watch via Mailchimp Presents here.
About the Author
Lucy (she/her) joined It’s Nice That as a staff writer in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In January 2019 she was made deputy editor and in November 2021, became a senior editor predominantly working on It’s Nice That's partnerships. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about creative projects for the site or potential partnerships.