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Esther Casas Roura is celebrated as a versatile filmmaker known for seamlessly blending metaphorical storytelling with animation, a hallmark of her unique cinematic style.


Transitioning from a career in cancer research, she discovered her true passion in art and filmmaking. With formal training in computer animation and visual effects from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Esther emerged as a skilled writer, animation director and producer. With expertise in stop-motion, traditional animation, and motion graphics, Esther leads dedicated teams, fostering collaboration and creativity.


Founding Claymaniak studios and recently ECR Films, Esther’s mission is to captivate audiences with compelling narratives through animation. Esther has directed three acclaimed short animated films, her debut "Check Date, an underdog love story"premiered at the prestigious Chicago Int's Film Festival. Joining Charged Studios, she directed her second film "Creamen", which gathered dozens of international film awards and screened at over 100 festivals, including prestigious Academy-qualifying events like Short Shorts Film Festival, Animayo, Festival de cine español Málaga and many more. "FLOCKY", Esther's latest animated allegory in 2D animation, is awaiting its world premiere.

Hover over the Motion section of the site to watch these films.


Esther, now a freelance film director and animator, is actively engaged in her upcoming project, "TAO," a feature-animated film primarily utilizing traditional animation techniques. 

You can check out Esther's complete body of work on IMDB:

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