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A Day in the Life – #321 June/July 2022

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life – #321 June/July 2022

How much do we love the brilliant, Oscar-nominated and two-time Emmy- winning director Jennifer Yuh Nelson? After breaking records — and the glass ceiling — by becoming the first woman to solo-direct a studio blockbuster (DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2) she continues to dazzle us with her work as supervising director on Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots. She was kind enough to give us a look at what a typical day in her life looks like!

Every morning begins with a very sleepy cat.

Breakfast at work, with tiny muffins and Stella Levy.

Zooming and sharing screens with studios takes up a good chunk of my day.

Look who stopped by! Emily Dean, a fellow director and all-around wonderful person.

Sun, sandwiches and catching up with Emily over lunch on the Blur Studio patio (Culver City).

Shooting some behind the scenes of the behind the scenes! (My shoes were not meant to be on camera.)

The usual afternoon “research trip” for boba tea with Sarah Hayes and Adam Hall.

Sneaking in some drawing time in the late afternoon.

Finally, contemplating the deep, existential question: “What’s for dinner?”

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