Ex Mortis Films is a multimedia animation studio founded by director Daniel M. Kanemoto.

Based in Los Angeles and serving clients worldwide, our mission is to put your ideas into motion.

Whether you’re a show runner dreaming of an iconic title sequence, an ad agency in search of a director who delivers, or just someone that needs something animated, we will work together to make it a reality.

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Daniel M. Kanemoto founded Ex Mortis Films in 2001. His 1999 directorial debut, A LETTER FROM THE WESTERN FRONT, won the Gold Medal for Best Animated Short at the Student Academy Awards.

For the past fifteen years, Dan’s diverse body of work, from original films to national commercial campaigns, has been featured on Cinemax, Nickelodeon, MTV, Discovery Communications, and movie theaters around the world.

His most recent short film, ARTICLES OF WAR, can be seen online at

Dan was raised in Northcentral Wisconsin and is a 1998 graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts film program. He hates writing about himself in the third person, but loves everything else about making movies and TV.