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Jerome Denjean — Supervising Creative Director; Love, Death & Robots


Over the past five years, Love, Death & Robots has completely resculpted the landscape of animation, feeding Netflix viewers bite-size chunks of violence, sex, and gore. Supervising Creative Director Jerome Denjean is a key player behind-the-scenes, giving Love, Death & Robots’ talented directors the freedom to execute their visions (literally!) while ensuring that each episode fits in with the series' overall vision and tone.

In his second podcast with Chris, Jerome breaks down some of the amazing episodes in series three: David Fincher’s “Bad Travelling,” Alberto Mielgo’s “Jibaro,” Patrick Osborne’s “Three Robots: Exit Strategies,” and Emily Dean and Polygon Pictures’ “The Very Pulse of the Machine.” Jerome also reveals how episodes are researched and produced, and how Japanese animation has influenced their direction.


Love, Death & Robots on Netflix >

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Behind-the-scenes of “Bad Travelling” >


0:00:00 Intro

0:06:03 Five years of Love, Death & Robots

0:09:12 Jerome's role and how he works with different directors and international teams

0:14:28 Working with David Fincher on "Bad Travelling"

0:18:23 Fincher, mocap, virtual production, and gore

0:23:48 Old friends return: “Three Robots: Exit Strategies”

0:30:19 The style of "The Very Pulse of the Machine"

0:35:36 The influence of anime and working with Polygon

0:40:16 Alberto Mielgo's "The Witness" and "Jibaro"

0:52:39 Nurturing new talent

0:55:17 Producing “Love Death & Robots”

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: September 6, 2022.
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