Blue Figures

" Blue Figures is about the role of music in our lives, a link between past and present times "

Blue Figures is a hand-animated half-fictional half-biographic drama anthology series in development created by Nathan Otaño.
It takes the form of a collection of episodes of 52 minutes for adults.


Eliott is an old Afro-american Jazz vinyl record store owner struggling to pay the bills. Ines, a young dj who's studies doesn't make any sense to her. One is stuck in his past, the other frightened about her future.
The music they listen to will project the spectator into key moments that shaped the life and work of important Jazz musicians. Guided by their heritage, Eliott and Ines will find meaning in their fight for "Figures Bleues", Eliott's store, to survive in a modern world.

Past and present, The USA and France will dialog around a theme specific to each episode.


Blue Figures is intended for an international audience of adults seeking committed narratives with a diversity of cultural, social, and political realities common to both Jazz and today's society.

Our first goal is to share meaningful and diverse stories with an audience that may not be familiar with Jazz, while still making Jazz enthusiasts experience the reality behind their favourite musicians's music. The series's narratives will filter historical information to propose a staged, sensorial and intimate approach to the musicians' life, setting the series apart from regular Jazz documentaries.

It is the promise of a collection we can binge watch, or in which we can pick from in the same way we would pick a record out of a rack in a record shop.

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