Cleos Studios LLC is a Latino-led animation production company located in New York, NY.
We specialize in character-led, 2D Cell Animation and also offer services in Motion Graphics. Our studio is focused on creating animation for the wellness industry. We also create original short-films and narrative works. Our compact team of animators has completed Pilots, Music Videos, and Commercial Advertisements.
Chevez J Sanchez founded Cleos Studio with the goal to create new original stories from unheard perspectives. We've stayed true to this mission with our first short film,
The studio was founded based on the idea of Cleos. The word derives from the Latin word Cleo, and the Greek word Kleos.
1. An occupation at one's highest point of interest in which they achieve personal glory.
2. What one does on the "hero's journey" to obtain the "treasure".
Chevez, along with the other members of the studio, not only have a passion, but their Cleos is animation.
Vision: An animation studio in New York City that fosters a community of disenfranchised artists.
Mission: To create quality works of art that inspire and excite audiences, and to aid our animators in fulfilling their cleos.
Values: Creativity, Ingenuity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Patience
Chevez started Cleos Studio in 2018 with the goal of creating original stories with exceptional animation. As President Chevez oversees all of the team's projects to ensure fine craftsmanship and accurate story-telling. He also storyboards and directs! Chevez is proud of his Puerto Rican Heritage and works to incorporate lessons from the shared experiences of the Latino studio into original productions.
Chevez Jedai Sanchez
"I've been animating ever since I learned to hold my pencil upright. I used to steal my mom's post-it notes to create flipbooks. I was obsessed with what stories a simple line and poorly drawn cartoon could tell. I created comic books, stop motions, and digital animations in my childhood. Each form of story-telling was more exciting than the next. My passion for the moving image led me to seek training for 2D Traditional Animation at the High School of Art and Design and draftsmen training at the Art's Student League of New York. Although I was trained as an animator, I've always been a storyteller. Animation is storytelling within every 24th of a second. This is my Cleos."
-Chevez J Sanchez
Pictures from our Art Show in November 2021