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Drones For America! – A New York Times Op-doc

In this animated satire, a former K.G.B. agent welcomes a future in which Americans live under the watchful eyes of drones.

Check out Kalakala’s inventive contributions to The New York Times’ Op-Docs—an award-winning series which reimagines Op-Eds as original and offbeat documentary shorts.

Year: 2013

Client: NY Times

Collaborators: Gino Jevdjevic  

Allergy To Originality: A New York Times Op-doc

Melville said, “It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” Which sounds like something a guy who’d just failed would say. “Allergy to Originality” asks why today’s multiplex is so often brimming with sequels, remakes and plain imitations, then answers with a trip through art history at the speed of Wikipedia. A 2014 Sundance selection.

Year: 2012

Client: New York Times

Collaborators: Spencer Thun  Ian Picco,    


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Created for the New York Times and published on March 19th, 2012. Read it

Year: 2012

Client: The New York Times

A Thanksgiving Eel

For the most authentic Thanksgiving, the animator Drew Christie argues that eel should reclaim its rightful place at every dinner table.

Year: 2012

Client: New York Times

Collaborators: Person1,  Person2