What's a Catfish Collective?

It's us: animation directing duo Daniella Orsini and Joe Orton. We started working together in 2011, otherwise known as the Year of the Catfish. We share a love for all things hand-made and an obsession with fine detail. Washing-up in the sink. Yellowing leaves on the roof. A well-timed blink. Stories come alive in the detail, we often say.

Daniella is a world-renowned cutter-outer. She made her first film with a Sony Mavika floppy disk camera taped to a pile of books. She no longer uses floppy disks.

Joe studied Chinese at Oxford and then became an animator. So it goes. Sometimes he lies on forest floors taking macro photos of moss basking in dapples of sunlight.

Brands we've worked with