to this day

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.


Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point... A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.


Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice. This collaborative volunteer effort demonstrates what a community of caring individuals are capable of when they come together. Watch the call for entries here.

assigned clip

This is the segment I had the opportunity to work on.


So humbled to have been able to be a part of this awesome project!

behind the scenes



This is the storyboards that I made to figure out the ideas, and to make sure they would work.



Direction of Photography, Art Direction, Animation Colourist / Arcelia Ocaña Manjarrez

Created & Animated / Diego De la Rocha

Concept Development, Art Direction / Karen Kwan Yee Poon

Animation Colourist, Concept Development / Lilian Sepúlveda Navarrete

special thanks


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the scenes