A searing investigation of a once-iconic company and its tragic failures, DOWNFALL: The Case Against Boeing exposes how Wall Street’s influence and Boeing’s crumbling internal culture resulted in two historic plane crashes, 346 fatalities, and a shocking cover-up. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy. Produced and co-written by Mark Bailey. Executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Documentaries that look back on a tragedy have a unique balancing act of conveying the difficult subject matter while honoring the victims and survivors. Animations and graphics for DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING were designed to feel contemporary in keeping with the subject matter’s recent history. Many of the graphics integrated archival media spanning decades and a broad range of mediums. Reverence for those sources guided every aspect of the corresponding design approach.
DOWNFALL required some graphics that would distill complex technical systems into a clear visual language that millions of viewers could easily understand. We worked with the filmmakers to design a style that simplified existing technical drawings and schematics focusing on the core data needed.
with DOWNFALL’s Sundance Premiere we designed a logo and bumper for Moxie Films to evoke the production company’s moxie, grit, gravitas, and investigative journalism represented by a turning lens.
Finishing by DxD
Screen VFX and Graphics by Milkhaus
CGI by Hush London
Interview Green Screen by CoSA VFX
Director Rory Kennedy Executive Producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Writers Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester Producer Keven McAlester, Amanda Rohlke Produced by Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Rory Kennedy, Mark Bailey Film Editor Don Kleszy Cinematographer Aaron Gully Post-Production Supervisor Ashley Reese Title Sequence & End Titles James Durée Animation Producer Kerry Deignan Roy Lead Animator James Durée Lead Design James Durée Design Chad Herschberger Additional Graphics Shaun Peterson