Noella Borie was born in Paris in 1986 and raised near Geneva, Switzerland. She lived in Tokyo for a year and now speaks fluently Japanese. She was passionate by Japanese animation and literature and decided to travel there in order to be immersed in Asian culture. Fluent in French, English, Italian and Japanese makes her a diverse world citizen. She came to New York City to complete her bachelor in fine art and has been living there for the past 5 years. She is already an accomplished and dedicated animator. She was Lead animator on the independent film “Everyday Sunshine”; a documentary about the rock band Fishbone. Without her the animation sequences of the film wouldn’t have been made possible. She participated to the award winning short film of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata entitled “Something Left, Something Taken”. Hardly out of college, her first short film “Faceless Neil in The Face Shop” has already won awards of excellence for best animation. Her short was screened in many renowned festivals such as Big Apple Film Festival in New York and International Film Festival in Vancouver. She will soon present her film at The Short Corner of the famous Festival the Cannes edition. Her project “Faceless Neil” was labelled as most marketable project at Film Com, Nashville.
As an intern, her professional level of work received wide attention and sparked the interest of animators in the industry. She’s at the best level of very specific skills that are required for traditional animation, which is not only a profession but a craftsmanship. She already knows veteran such as Bill Plympton and John Dillworth in the animation scene of NY. The multi depth of themes in her work always sparks notice, including from L.A art scene. She is currently working with Signe Baumane on her first animated feature film. Knowing that Signe Baumane is very selective about her employees, the fact she Noella Borie was choosen demonstrates her extraordinary abilities.