As you may now, 2020 was a… unique year, to say the least. But despite all the uncertainty and change, the Planet Nutshell team kept working away and completing projects for some stellar clients. So before we depart for our much-deserved holiday break, we wanted to share some personal highlights (ordered by production date) to commemorate this particularly wild ride around the sun.

LightForce Orthodontics

You can 3D print all kinds of things, but can you 3D print custom orthodontia? LightForce sure can. Check out this short video about LightForce Orthodontics and their quest to revolutionize braces.

Gentle Giant

What’s this? Live action from an animation studio?! You better believe it. Our neighbors Gentle Giant wanted a video that tells the story of a successful move, which was easy enough, considering they complete them every single day.

Artsville Season Two

Artsville is an arts and humanities educational webseries we created and produced along with our good friends and PBS affiliate KET. And 2020, we brought it back for a second season. While we love all the episodes from this year, we particularly the Vocal Parts episode, which contains an original bluegrass ditty (a collaboration between ourselves, and amazing composer, and some wonderful performers). Look for even more Artsville in 2021!

Shriners Hospitals for Children: Christmas in July

We love how our friends at Shriners challenge us to try new things with each project, and the Christmas in July video was no different. We loved giving their beloved spokesperson an (animated) cameo.

UETN: We’re Here for You

While this year was filled with requests for content related to the COVID-19 crisis, we gotta say, this spot for our friends for UETN was among the very best.


Wait… have you not heard about Azúcar yet? Where have you been?! Azúcar is Planet Nutshell’s first original short film, and while it actually won’t be premiering until Spring 2021, 2020 was the year we all decided it was time to make this dream a reality.

UETN: Holiday Broadcast Spot

All right… I will admit that I think I saved the best for last. This spot from UETN wishes everyone hope and connection this holiday season, which is exactly what I wish for all of you reading.

And I know, I say this every year, but that’s because it’s true: None of these projects could have been done without the incredible talent of our in-house production team, as well as our freelancers. Here are all the people and production houses who helped make our biggest year yet possible:

Jen Sanchez, Mollie Davis, Sam Berliner, Liz Breen, Jody Snider, Nati Brondani, Renee Kurilla, Ana Hill, Hannah O’Neal, Camille Vincent, Jessica Mao, Rachel Howell, Chris Zuppa, Jake Williams, Zara Magumyan, Ethan Barnowsky, Taiko Sound, Joy Lamberton-Arcolano, Brian and Rosi Amador, Robert X. Newman, Kate Liebl, Ellie van Amerongen, Paul Lutty, Audrey Ruano, GoLocalise, Angie Natale, Bagamor Media, and lots of voiceover talents (you know who you are!).

And of course, a huge thanks to our 2020 clients:

  • Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • Bagamor Media/Foghorn Therapeutics
  • Gentle Giant Moving Company
  • George Bard
  • Kentucky Educational Television
  • Latino Victory
  • LightForce Orthodontics
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Utah Education & Telehealth Network
  • WGBH Boston