(Chloé Hamon) Léon Moh-Cah
Léon Moh-Cah is a French 2D animator and film maker, interested in the beauty of every day life. After 2 BAs in Paris studying graphic design and animation, she moved to London and entered the Animation Programme of the Royal College of Art. Her practice, mixing digital and traditional techniques, uses daily observation and travels as a main source of inspiration. Her films have been screened at many festivals across the world.
Fascinated by the little details of every day life, Léon Moh-Cah took the habit of carrying a sketchbook in her bag since she started studying art in 2010. Thanks to her daily drawings, she gradually was able to translate her observations into animations, comics and illustrations. She likes to find beauty in things we live without paying attention. This awareness of what is around her feeds her creativity and animates her work, deeply inspired by the reality, rather in its experience than in its look.
Léon Moh-Cah uses various traditional mediums that she enjoys appropriating to fit her minimalist graphic style and digital animation, such as watercolour, pastels, paper cut out. The mix between her theatre-flat aesthetic and the seek of textures (embroidery, etching...), takes a big part in her creative and writing process, always generating ideas to refine her stories and challenging their shape (graphic and narrative games, systems, constraints, personal experiences, loops..?), whether it is from home or on a journey on the other side of the planet. Particularly attracted by China and the wider world in general, she is keen to find what the every day life is outside of her own French culture.
After having directed 3 short films (Tea Time, Culture Broth and Ni vu ni connu), all screened at multiple festivals across the world, she is currently writting her fourth and up for freelance / studio work alongside with it to enrich her experience as a 2D animator.
The husband comes back
Hebene making a mess
Building, front view. A pot of paint is falling down. We don’t know where it fell from or how, but it will have repercussions on the neighbourhood and will leave clues…
Ni vu ni connu captures a sense of the uncontrollable tales of every day life, using multilayered stories in a butterfly effect as a narrative device.