PBS, in collaboration with historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., developed a new limited series, detailing the origin and cultural impact of gospel music. 

BGSTR was brought in to help bring to life this origin story, weaving explainer animations and treated archival materials with existing voiceover and interviews.

_The Process



We leveraged historical photography, print publications, album art, and performance footage to create a rich visual tapestry, celebrating the vitality and vibrancy of this musical movement.

The four-part series is available at: https://www.pbs.org/show/gospel/
Creative Director: Mark Thompson
Art Director, Animator: Padraic Driscoll
Designer, Animator: Ivan Viaranchyk
Additional Animation: Chris Scales, Ayden Ackerman

Executive Creative Director: Josh Norton
Executive Producer: Carson Hood
Producer: Jessica Rowley

Music: Resistance Revival Chorus - Take me to Church (feat. Allison Russell)

Made with ♥ in NYC