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TURNED AWAY | ACLU commission

Directed By: Daniela Sherer
2018 / USA / 2 mins. / Animation, Documentary


David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in July 2012, with Charlie's mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. This is their story.


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Daniela Sherer


Daniela is an indie animator and illustrator. She has worked on projects ranging from music videos to animation for the stage. Her clients include the Barbican Centre, Harvard University, Warp Records, and more. Daniela’s animated films have won awards and have been exhibited in festivals worldwide. She draws frames lovingly.


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Elyse Kelly

Producer, Writer, Editor

Elyse Kelly is an award-winning animation director, and creative producer based in

Washington DC. She received her MFA in Animation & Digital Arts from the University of Southern California. Elyse has over a decade of experience in animation and film, working for clients such as the ACLU, The Atlantic, Nickelodeon, and Upworthy.