The Social Chameleon

  • Director

    Alex Ross

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 9 minutes 30 seconds

  • Category

    Animation, Short

  • Format

    3D Animation

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH • 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
KAS Zukor • 35th St. • Long Island City, NY 11106


Make it Mooove: Eight films celebrating animation.


Cosmo the chameleon doesn’t fit in with the other animals. No matter how hard he tries, he just can’t seem to find his place in the jungle. Then, everything changes when he meets another chameleon who shows him how to live by his own true colors!


Alex Ross, Director, Writer, Producer
Andrew Austin, Producer
Vrinda Sood, Producer
Spencer Turley, Producer
Shayna Naemi, Producer
Romana Cicova, Editor
Logan Stahley, Music
D. Chris Smith, Sound Design
Larry Scholl, Storyboard Artist
Ashish Negi, Lead Creative Supervisor

Director Statement

Growing up I always felt that I could blend in with any group, but never felt like I truly belonged. I tried on many different faces and personalities, but none of them felt like a fit. When I moved to Los Angeles, I resolved to become a filmmaker, a writer, and an artist; but I felt like I didn’t belong there either. I felt like an impostor.

All the creatives I admired were so free-spirited! They were something I was not. They were unabashedly themselves.

When I started writing this story, I struggled with the ending for a long time. I knew that Cosmo had to join the artists, but I didn’t know how to get him there. I hadn’t figured it out, so how could my chameleon? Ironically, finding the end to this story would write the beginning of my own.

Eventually, I realized that art is vulnerability on display. Being an artist means being yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and living by your own colors. I didn’t need to be anything more than myself, and neither did my chameleon.

Director Biography

Alex Ross is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who grew up on a rich heritage of film, television and storytelling. Regardless of the medium, he enjoys telling stories that cut to the core of the human experience. While he produces for a living, “The Social Chameleon” is his directorial debut.