Blame it on the red bees: A true story

By February 10, 2020 Blog

The true story about the secret criminal life of a maraschino cherry factory owner.

It all started back in 2010 when beekeepers in Brooklyn noticed something very curious: their bees were returning to their hives with a bright red stomach. But that is just the beginning of story that leads to cherries, drugs and tragedy.

This mini-doc is a part of Hey Umami (, a passion project of visual narratives by the folks from content studio Royalpixel (


Written & directed by:
Andre Tomonari & Gui Boucault

Executive producer:
Luís Henrique Boucault

Art Direction & Illustrations:
Andre Tomonari

Maja Krajewska

Frame by frame animations:
Andre Tomonari

Voice over:
Michael baer

Music & Sound:
Luís Henrique Boucault

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