All Terrain Brain

All Terrain Brain is a 25 episode musical web series for kids with an entrepreneurial focus. Directing this show was an absolute treat. We had a great team and the collage aesthetic lent itself to a lot of fun craft and brainstorming sessions.

We mixed photography, drawing, painting, collage and felted animals to create a fast paced entertaining series that’s all about finding your passion.

All Terrain Brain won Gold in both the education and childrens categories at the 2008 W3 awards judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

There are a few more fun episodes posted below, the first of which seems to have predicted a trend in rideable luggage.

-Nathaniel Akin


  • Director: Nathaniel Akin
  • Studio: Global Mechanic
  • Producer: Elizabeth Murray, Tina Oulette
  • Art Dept: Tachi Jacobsen & Celest Brown
  • Animation: Anik Rosenblum, Paul Boyd, Michael Mann, Scott Rintoul, Elisa Chee, Leslie Rogers, Scott Kiborn, Steve Geeves, Chez Battista
  • Client: Three Chicks Media / Kaufmann Foundation
  • Client Producer: Debra Haller