projects.

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"It’s how Needell ties together the real world with the animated one that sets this short apart..."

- Kelly Kearney, Starry Magazine

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"A touching story on the humanity of technology and the many ways we find ourselves, our voice, and each other."

– Matthew Ball, author of The Metaverse

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"What really stands out throughout is the complexity of these characters, and the nature of their specific struggles. Everyone gets to be human."

– Sheila O'Malley, www.rogerebert.com 

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"It’s a tricky balancing act to take an audience from a terminally-ill mom to an avalanche of insects, but director David Oyelowo (working from Emma Needell’s Black List screenplay) gets all the tones just right..."

– Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

 

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about.

DIRECTOR        WRITER        WORLD BUILDER

EVIL MONSTER DOG is my company, where I create original stories across multiple mediums. I gravitate toward stories that are "evil with a heart": dark in tone, plot, or theme but with a throughline of hope.

I grew up on a solar-powered cattle ranch in rural Colorado. My closest neighbor was 3 miles away. It was beautiful, but lonely. In absence of the "real world," I created my own - with the help of movies, nature, and my imagination. After college, I moved to Los Angeles to create and collaborate on films, television, books, and new media.

 

When I was 24 years old, my screenplay THE WATER MAN caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who came onboard to produce the project. Since then, I've worked with Oscar-winning directors and producers, including Steven Spielberg and Ava Duvernay, as well as studios and production companies like Netflix, Anonymous Content, Disney, and Gaumont TV.

 

contact.

Anonymous Content

Nicole Romano | 310 558 6000

CAA

Darian Lanzetta | 424 288 2000

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