Nick LeDonne is an award winning independent animator and founder of LeDonne Films LLC; a Philadelphia based independent studio that mixes social impact animated films with public speaking programs. LeDonne’s debut animated film “Hanging” (2016) has been exhibited internationally at over 70 film festivals winning numerous awards including “Best Animated Short” at the Catalina Island Film Festival. During this time LeDonne was invited to present an animation masterclass at the largest arts venue in Europe, the Barbican Arts Centre in London. “Hanging” additionally has been curated across North America and Europe as a resource for suicide prevention at conferences such as the distinguished 26th European Congress of Psychiatry in Nice, France.
Upcoming short film releases include “Dear Dad” (2019) and “Reaching OUT” (2020). “Reaching OUT” was developed within the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Creative Culture filmmakers lab where LeDonne was named an inaugural Silver Sun Diverse Voices Fellow. LeDonne’s animation career has been covered in various publications including Animation Magazine, Animation World Network, and Cartoon Brew in both print and online articles. He is also an invited guest to many colleges and high schools to speak on his animated works and social impact.