Current Project

"Lucy" short animated film - just completed!

“She [Lucy] liberated us from the deeply ingrained prejudice by which humans set themselves apart from other species, a distinction that falsely justifies the suffering that we inflict on them.”
                                                                                                                       -   Janis Carter

Lucy Trailer from Elisa Chee on Vimeo.

Lucy was an extraordinary chimpanzee raised to believe she was human – as part of a psychological experiment started in the 1960’s.  When Lucy turned twelve, she began to act out violently. No longer able to fulfill her needs, her adoptive parents sent her to Africa where it became a tremendous struggle for Lucy to adapt to not only a life without her family, but without the comforts of American suburbia.  “Lucy”, is an 8 minute short animated film about the many years of struggle Janis Carter experienced in order to help Lucy gain independence and freedom in her natural habitat.