SPARK ANIMATION 2018: CONFERENCE
October 27 - 28, 2018

Emily Carr University
Reliance Theatre
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, Canada


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SPARK ANIMATION 2018: CONFERENCE
Celebrating innovation and inspiration
October 27 - 28, 2018


REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

We are currently working hard to squeeze as much incredible content and speakers into the schedule as possible. For this reason, check this page often and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter! All speaker and presentation updates will be posted on this page. Stay tuned!

Plan to join us for our special 10th anniversary celebrations, honouring diversity and inclusion in the animation industry.

Ignite your passion for animation at Vancouver’s SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Conference and connect with the world’s most talented artists, experts, directors, and studio luminaries. Be inspired by the visionaries and animation creatives whose feature films and shorts have taken home top honours in North America, Europe, and the UK.

Learn from a stop-motion animation master

Nick Park

Keynote speaker NICK PARK (Director/Producer) is a four-time Academy Award® winner, three in the category of Best Animated Short Film for Creature Comforts, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, and most recently in the category for Best Animated Feature Film for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Explore the marvels and how-to of animation

Whether you’re a student looking to break into the industry, a professional in the field looking to gain invaluable insights, or an avid animation enthusiast looking to explore the craft, Vancouver’s SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Conference will open doors into new worlds of innovation and inspiration in this dynamic, burgeoning field.

Fire your imagination and build your network

In its 10-year history, SPARK ANIMATION has attracted incredible line-ups of international award-winning animators, executives, and professionals. Let them take you behind the scenes to explore their stories, advice, and techniques. The two-day conference includes:

  • Panels and presentations from the world’s most creative animators.
  • Cutting-edge insight into the global art and business of animation.
  • Countless networking opportunities and chances to build long-lasting relationships with a growing community of local and international attendees.

2 Days filled with top talents, limited passes on sale now



SCHEDULE

DAY 1SATURDAY - OCTOBER 27, 2018
9:00 amTRACK 1
SMALLFOOT: THE MAGICAL COLLABORATION OF MUSIC & ANIMATION
Moderator: Jacky Priddle with Bonne Radford, Karey Kirkpatrick, Kevin Webb & Steve Gizicki
9:00 amTRACK 2
BREAKING THE "CATCH-22" CYCLE WITH BC'S FIVE IN FOCUS: ANIMATION
Moderator: Kim Dent Wilder with Jill Golick, Megan Lau & Rose-Ann Tisserand
10:45 amTRACK 1
INCREDIBLES 2: ANATOMY OF AN ACTION SCENE
Moderator: Susan Rowe with Ted Mathot
10:45 amTRACK 2
THE COMPELLING & TRUE STORY OF ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE
Moderator: Lou Hamou-Lhadj with Damian Nenow & Rafal Wojtunik
12:30 pmTRACK 1
MAKING YOU MATTER: PUTTING THE VIEWER IN THE MIDDLE OF A VR NARRATIVE
Moderator: Jessica Glass with Eric Darnell & Larry Cutler
12:30 pmTRACK 2
FUNAN: A FAMILY'S STORY OF SURVIVAL
Moderator: Michael Fukushima with Denis Do
2:15 pmTRACK 1
BUILDING A ROBOT CHICKEN
Moderator: Rose-Ann Tisserand with Doug Goldstein, Tom Sheppard & Zeb Wells
2:15 pmTRACK 2
ONE ANIMATOR. ONE FEATURE. THE MAKING OF ESLUNA: THE FIRST MONOLITH
with Denver Jackson
4:00 pmTRACK 1
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE INSIDE LOOK
Moderator: Zoe Cranley with Denise Koyama & Paul Watling
4:00 pmTRACK 2
AMPLIFY HER: THE FEMALE SUPERHERO, REAL AND ANIMATED
with Jenn Strom, Lindsay Ishihiro, Nicole Sorochan & Tammy Dubinsky
5:45 pmTRACK 1
UNLOCKING TROLLHUNTERS
Moderator: Keith Blackmore with Rodrigo Blaas
DAY 2SUNDAY - OCTOBER 28, 2018
9:00 amTRACK 1
PRECIOUS LITTLE DUMPLING: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE RECIPE FOR PIXAR'S BAO
Moderator: Keith Blackmore with Becky Neiman-Cobb & Domee Shi
9:00 amTRACK 2
STORYBOARDING FOR FUN & PROFIT
Moderator: Colin Giles with Warren Leonhardt
10:45 amTRACK 1
ANIMATION THERAPY
Moderator: Michael Fukushima with Alison Snowden & David Fine
10:45 amTRACK 2
SCARYGIRL FREE ROAM VR
Moderator: Jessica Glass with Nathan Jurevicius
12:30 pmTRACK 1
LEGO 2: DESIGNING A SEQUEL
with David Burgess, Kristen Anderson & Trisha Gum
12:30 pmTRACK 2
THE CIRCUIT: PLANNING A FESTIVAL STRATEGY FOR YOUR SHORT FILM
Moderator: Colin Giles with Daisuke Zen Miyake, Gennie Rim & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
2:15 pmTRACK 1
WES ANDERSON'S ISLE OF DOGS PRODUCTION DESIGN
Moderator: Shirley Vercruysse with Paul Harrod
2:15 pmTRACK 2
SHOW ME THE MONEY! HOW TO GET YOUR FILM FUNDED
Moderator: Teri Snelgrove with Julia Kwan, Kunal Sen, Robert Wong, Smita Acharyya & Tisha Deb Pillai
4:00 pmTRACK 1
AGE OF SAIL: NARRATIVE EXPLORATIONS IN VR
Moderator: Jessica Fernandes with John Kahrs, Gennie Rim & Celine Desrumaux
4:00 pmTRACK 2
TAKAHIRO UMEHARA: EXPERIENCING CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE & KOREAN ANIMATION
Moderator: Daisuke Zen Miyake & Keith Blackmore with Takahiro Umehara
5:45 pmTRACK 1
CRACKERS AND CHEESE WITH NICK PARK
Moderator: David Fine with Nick Park


Saturday

Saturday - October 27, 8:00 AM
CONFERENCE PASS
CONFERENCE WEEKEND PASS

Regular: $225 // Groups (5+): $200*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.

PRICING:
Online: $225 (incl. GST)
Door: $300 (incl. GST)

What is included in a Weekend Pass?

  • Priority seating to all Conference talks
  • Priority access to Career fair (Saturday October 27)
  • Standby access to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening Night)

NOTE: Online sales for Weekend and Day Passes close at midnight on Friday October 26.


Saturday - October 27, 8:00 AM
CONFERENCE PASS
CONFERENCE DAY PASS - SATURDAY

Regular: $150 // Groups (5+): $135*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.

PRICING:
Online: $150 (incl. GST)
Door: $175 (incl. GST)

What is included in the Conference Day Pass for Saturday October 27?

  • Priority seating to all Saturday's conference talks
  • Priority access to Career fair (Saturday October 27)
  • Standby access to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening Night)

NOTE: Online sales for Weekend and Day Passes close at midnight on Friday October 26.


Saturday - October 27, 9:00 AM
TRACK 1
SMALLFOOT: THE MAGICAL COLLABORATION OF MUSIC & ANIMATION
Presented by Warner Animation Group
Moderator: Jacky Priddle with Bonne Radford, Karey Kirkpatrick, Kevin Webb & Steve Gizicki

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Join director Karey Kirkpatrick along with artistic and Smallfoot leadership for a panel discussion about working in harmony on the musical sequences from the film, including the song “Wonderful Life,” sung by Zendaya and written by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.


Saturday - October 27, 9:00 AM
TRACK 2
BREAKING THE "CATCH-22" CYCLE WITH BC'S FIVE IN FOCUS: ANIMATION
Moderator: Kim Dent Wilder with Jill Golick, Megan Lau & Rose-Ann Tisserand

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

Coming soon.


Saturday - October 27, 10:45 AM
TRACK 1
INCREDIBLES 2: ANATOMY OF AN ACTION SCENE
Presented by Pixar Animation
Moderator: Susan Rowe with Ted Mathot

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Edge-of-your-seat action filmmaking is a staple of the Incredibles films. In this presentation, Incredibles 2 story supervisor Ted Mathot breaks down the creation of the thrilling “Runaway Train” sequence and shows how it takes a super team to craft such an incredibly dynamic cinematic moment.


Saturday - October 27, 10:45 AM
TRACK 2
THE COMPELLING & TRUE STORY OF ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE
Moderator: Lou Hamou-Lhadj with Damian Nenow & Rafal Wojtunik

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

One of the most anticipated European films, Another Day of Life is the kind of animation and live-action hybrid film that we rarely see. Another Day of Life captures the dramatic account of the three months Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński spent in Angola at the beginning of its civil war. Join us as Directors Damian Nenow and Art Director Rafał Wojtunik discuss the ten year journey in bringing the award-winning biography of one of the greatest journalists in the twentieth century, Ryszard Kapuściński, to the big screen.


Saturday - October 27, 12:30 PM
TRACK 1
MAKING YOU MATTER: PUTTING THE VIEWER IN THE MIDDLE OF A VR NARRATIVE
Presented by Boabab Studios
Moderator: Jessica Glass with Eric Darnell & Larry Cutler

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Baobab Studios creates immersive animated narratives in Virtual Reality. Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer at Baobab, will discuss in detail the creative and technical challenges of both Emmy Award-winning VR projects that Baobab has released so far — Invasion!, narrated by Ethan Hawke, and Asteroids!, starring Elizabeth Banks. In addition, Darnell will provide a sneak peek at Baobab’s upcoming release Crow: The Legend starring John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Constance Wu, Diego Luna and Tye Sheridan.

Crow


Saturday - October 27, 12:30 PM
TRACK 2
FUNAN: A FAMILY'S STORY OF SURVIVAL
Moderator: Michael Fukushima with Denis Do

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

Winner of Annecy’s prestigious Cristal Prize for Best Feature Film, director Denis Do sits down for a one-on-one to talk about Funan. Graphically stylish and intense in story, Funan captures the experience of one Cambodian family during the reign of the Khmer Rogue. Masterfully blending the personal with the historical, Funan follows in the cinematic path paved by such films as Waltz with Bashir, Persepolis and The Breadwinner.


Saturday - October 27, 2:15 PM
TRACK 1
BUILDING A ROBOT CHICKEN
Presented by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Moderator: Rose-Ann Tisserand with Doug Goldstein, Tom Sheppard & Zeb Wells

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Fresh off the heels of the show’s sixth Emmy win, join Robot Chicken staff members Doug Goldstein (Co-Head Writer/Executive Producer), Tom Sheppard (Writer/Director), and Zeb Wells (Writer/Director) for a discussion of the making of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Get an exclusive look inside the process of crafting the show, from pitching sketches in the writers room, to shooting and directing a full episode of TV’s longest running stop-motion animated comedy.


Saturday - October 27, 2:15 PM
TRACK 2
ONE ANIMATOR. ONE FEATURE. THE MAKING OF ESLUNA: THE FIRST MONOLITH
with Denver Jackson

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

What does it take to make an animated feature — By yourself? Join us as Denver Jackson, a self taught animator and filmmaker, explains how in less than a year, he did it! From concept to pitch, story to production, Denver will break down the process, explaining the challenges of making an entire film alone while learning the skills and techniques of animation along the way.


Saturday - October 27, 4:00 PM
TRACK 1
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE INSIDE LOOK
Presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Moderator: Zoe Cranley with Denise Koyama & Paul Watling

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

The story artists from Sony Pictures Animation’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will give audiences an inside look at the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse — where more than one can wear the mask.


Saturday - October 27, 4:00 PM
TRACK 2
AMPLIFY HER: THE FEMALE SUPERHERO, REAL AND ANIMATED
with Jenn Strom, Lindsay Ishihiro, Nicole Sorochan & Tammy Dubinsky

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

In a post #metoo world where women are finally speaking up, more content with real stories for women is needed. This panel will discuss the collaborative and feminine approach to creating Amplify Her. A rare documentary storyworld centred around female electronic musicians that spans a feature documentary film, a graphic novel, and a 7-part animated motion comic series.

Throughout the panel, we will preview work, show behind-the-scenes clips of the process and discuss the details of how 25 women came together to answer the question: What unique gifts can female creators offer our culture?

This transformative and resonant world blurs the line between fiction and reality while putting the spotlight on women who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and authentic.


Saturday - October 27, 5:45 PM
TRACK 1
UNLOCKING TROLLHUNTERS
Presented by DreamWorks Animation TV
Moderator: Keith Blackmore with Rodrigo Blaas

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Every project begins with a foundation of ideas and inspiration. Join Trollhunters and 3Below showrunner Rodrigo Blaas in "Unlocking Trollhunters," a discussion about the stories, films, and shows that shaped Trollhunters creative vision. Rodrigo Blaas will delve into some of the series’ most memorable scenes and reveal the challenges the team overcame when creating the Emmy-award winning Netflix TV series.


Sunday

Sunday - October 28, 8:00 AM
CONFERENCE PASS
CONFERENCE DAY PASS - SUNDAY

Regular: $150 // Groups (5+): $135*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.

PRICING:
Online: $150 (incl. GST)
Door: $175 (incl. GST)

What is included in the Conference Day Pass for Sunday October 28?

  • Priority seating to all Sunday's conference talks
  • Priority access to Career fair (Saturday October 27)
  • Standby access to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening Night)

NOTE: Online sales for Weekend and Day Passes close at midnight on Friday October 26.


Sunday - October 28, 9:00 AM
TRACK 1
PRECIOUS LITTLE DUMPLING: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE RECIPE FOR PIXAR'S BAO
Presented by Pixar Animation
Moderator: Keith Blackmore with Becky Neiman-Cobb & Domee Shi

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Join first-time director and producer, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb, as they walk audiences through the different ‘ingredients’ that went in to creating Pixar’s newest short, Bao. From initial pitch through final film, Shi and Neiman-Cobb will dive into the shorts-making process at Pixar, and show how Shi’s own experience mixed in with her love of food, fairytales, and Chinatown all came together to create this satisfying, heartfelt short.


Sunday - October 28, 9:00 AM
TRACK 2
STORYBOARDING FOR FUN & PROFIT
Moderator: Colin Giles with Warren Leonhardt

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

Whether you’re on a multi-million dollar production like this presenter or on a one-person show, the ups and downs of the story process are universal. Using footage from the Oscar® nominated Ferdinand (2017) and other examples, this former Head of Story will break down approaches and thoughts behind effective storyboarding to help you become a straight-up story dog.


Sunday - October 28, 10:45 AM
TRACK 1
ANIMATION THERAPY
Presented by National Film Board of Canada
Moderator: Michael Fukushima with Alison Snowden & David Fine

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

After 25 years away from auteur short films, Oscar-winning duo Alison Snowden and David Fine have returned in fine fettle with their new NFB animation film, Animal Behaviour. Join the filmmakers as their producer, and Animation Studio head, Michael Fukushima, puts them on the metaphorical therapist’s couch and asks the questions that will cut through their tough exteriors, peeling back layer upon layer — like an onion — to discover their true emotions and inspirations, or perhaps just more onion.


Sunday - October 28, 10:45 AM
TRACK 2
SCARYGIRL FREE ROAM VR
Moderator: Jessica Glass with Nathan Jurevicius

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

Nathan Jurevicius will discuss the evolution of Scarygirl as a Location Based multi-player untethered VR experience. He will detail the creative development of the game, specifically looking at story, visualizing a fully immersive world and the challenges of a new user experience in a Free Roam environment.


Sunday - October 28, 12:30 PM
TRACK 1
LEGO 2: DESIGNING A SEQUEL
Presented by Warner Animation Group
with David Burgess, Kristen Anderson & Trisha Gum

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Join Co-Director Trisha Gum along with artistic and LEGO leadership for a panel discussion that examines the process of designing the sequel to a beloved movie and the toys inspired by it.


Sunday - October 28, 12:30 PM
TRACK 2
THE CIRCUIT: PLANNING A FESTIVAL STRATEGY FOR YOUR SHORT FILM
Moderator: Colin Giles with Daisuke Zen Miyake, Gennie Rim & Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

A short film can be your calling card or a proof-of-concept that helps you finance a feature. Other filmmakers just love working in the medium and seeing where it takes them. And some want to win an Oscar. Either way, at some point, you’ll need to start planning your festival strategy. Join us as a panel of award-winning directors, producers and filmmakers discuss what needs to get done to get your film seen.


Sunday - October 28, 2:15 PM
TRACK 1
WES ANDERSON'S ISLE OF DOGS PRODUCTION DESIGN
Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Moderator: Shirley Vercruysse with Paul Harrod

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Following a brief personal history that will include some images and short clips, Production Designer, Paul Harrod will offer an in-depth discussion of the design and development of the characters and environments seen in Isle of Dogs. They will show how Wes Anderson’s distinct artistic sensibilities informed every step of the process from design, through fabrication, and ultimately shooting and performance. Drawings, animatics, maquettes and behind-the-scenes photos will provide a detailed background for a variety of clips from the final film. A Q&A will follow.


Sunday - October 28, 2:15 PM
TRACK 2
SHOW ME THE MONEY! HOW TO GET YOUR FILM FUNDED
Moderator: Teri Snelgrove with Julia Kwan, Kunal Sen, Robert Wong, Smita Acharyya & Tisha Deb Pillai

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

Join Teri Snelgrove from the National Film Board of Canada and this fabulously eclectic and knowledgeable panel featuring: Animators Kunal Sen and Tisha Deb Pillai; Creative BC’s Vice President Robert Wong; Filmmaker Julia Kwan; and Telus Project Manager & BA Analyst Smita Acharyya to learn more about funding models, tax credits, co-productions, development funding, what “market triggered financing” really means, and strategies for balancing your chequebook while keeping a firm grasp on the creative.


Sunday - October 28, 4:00 PM
TRACK 1
AGE OF SAIL: NARRATIVE EXPLORATIONS IN VR
Presented by Google Spotlight Stories
Moderator: Jessica Fernandes with John Kahrs, Gennie Rim & Celine Desrumaux

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Academy Award-winning animator and director of Paperman, John Kahrs brings us the latest in the Google Spotlight Stories. Visually inspired by American illustrator Bernie Fuchs, Age of Sail chronicles the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift in the North Atlantic who rescues a teen girl mysteriously lost at sea. Join us as John Kahrs, production designer Céline Desrumaux and producer Gennie Rim, take us along on Avery’s journey, and show us a different side of the ocean.


Sunday - October 28, 4:00 PM
TRACK 2
TAKAHIRO UMEHARA: EXPERIENCING CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE & KOREAN ANIMATION
Moderator: Daisuke Zen Miyake & Keith Blackmore with Takahiro Umehara

Regular: FREE

Room: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University

In Japan, anime has become its most significant cultural expression of the twentieth century. It has also become Japan’s chief cultural export, influencing animators, creatives and studios around the world. Join us as Takehiro Umehara examines his own personal journey, from a childhood shaped by manga to directing feature animation today. With Zen Miyake.


Sunday - October 28, 5:45 PM
TRACK 1
CRACKERS AND CHEESE WITH NICK PARK
Presented by Aardman Animation
Moderator: David Fine with Nick Park

Regular: $30

Room: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University

Forty years ago, Nick Park and David Fine met at film school and they’ve been best pals ever since. Listen in as David spills the beans about the real Nick Park as they talk about all things animation, his inspirations, his process and his love of sausages.

Nick Park


BIOGRAPHIES

Alison Snowden
Director // Snowden + Fine
(Animal Behaviour, Ricky Sprocket - Showbiz Boy, Bob & Margaret, Bob's Birthday)

AlisonAlison Snowden is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who works in Vancouver with her partner, David Fine. Together they have written, directed and created award-winning animated TV shows and short films, including the Oscar-winning short film, Bob’s Birthday and the acclaimed TV series, Bob & Margaret, the highest rated Canadian made animation series ever!

Alison was born in Nottingham, not far from the Major Oak, the tree Robin Hood called home. She studied film in the UK at The National Film and Television School where she met her husband and creative partner, David. They have been collaborating ever since.

Their films have won numerous international awards and nominations including awards at Annecy, Ottawa, Chicago, Zagreb, Canadian Genies, BAFTA nominations and two more Oscar nominations. They also created 52 episodes of the kids series, Ricky Sprocket Showbiz Boy for Nickelodeon and Teletoon.

Alison and David have also directed numerous animated TV commercials as well as developed and written for other productions, including the award winning UK series Peppa Pig. They co-developed the series Shaun the Sheep for Aardman Animations. David and Alison have also written and directed live action short films and documentaries.

Their latest short animated film is Animal Behaviour, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Animal Behaviour is a 2d drawn animation film, produced using 2d animation software. The film is about a group therapy session, with animals and has been in official selection at numerous international film festivals and also won the grand prix at Brazil’s Anima Mundi Animation Festival.

SnowdenFine.com
IMDb.com


Becky Neiman-Cobb
Producer // Pixar Animation Studios

BeckyBecky Neiman-Cobb joined Pixar Animation Studios as a production assistant in 2004. Since then, she has worked as a graphic designer, production coordinator, and departmental manager for a number of feature films including the Academy Award®-winning Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and Inside Out. Neiman-Cobb served as the production manager for Finding Dory, and most recently as the producer of the original short film, Bao, release in summer 2018 in front of Incredibles 2. She is currently the associate producer for an upcoming feature film.

Prior to joining Pixar, Becky was a creative director, photographer and graphic designer working in the music industry in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, Spin, and Guitar Player Magazine.

Raised in Santa Monica, CA, Becky earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

www.pixar.com
IMDb.com


Bonne Radford
Producer // Warner Animation Group

BonneBonne Radford (Producer) began her career at Amblin Entertainment, working on such iconic films as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The Color Purple. As Vice-President of Amblin Animation, she was part of the team that created, amongst others, Feivel Goes West and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. When Amblin folded into DreamWorks Animation, Bonne was appointed Head of Animation. After five years at DreamWorks she was sought out by Universal Studios to Executive Produce a movie about a Curious little monkey named George. From there she hopped over the rainbow to produce Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, an independent feature. Bonne’s effect on the world of animation has been profound, her ability to assemble creative teams has contributed to the success of both animation studio rosters and individual independent productions. She was brought on to produce Warner Brothers’ Smallfoot at the start of 2014.

IMDb.com


Celine Desrumaux
Production Designer
(Over the Moon, Age of Sail, The Little Prince, Countdown (Director))

CelineCéline is a French artist. She worked for four years in London after graduating from Supinfocom in 2008. She directed the award-winning short movie Countdown in 2011, and made her debut as a production designer on The Little Prince. She worked with Chromosphere and Google Spotlight Stories as production designer on Age of Sail. She’s the production designer of the upcoming, Over the Moon, directed by Glen Keane.






IMDb.com


Colin Giles
Creative Director (ACA/CA) // Vancouver Film School
(Sausage Party, Dan Vs., Thomas & Friends)

ColinColin has over 17 years experience in the animation industry with extensive credits in both traditional and computer animation. Based in Vancouver, he has served as a Lead Animator, Animation Supervisor, Designer, and Timing Director for multiple studios including Carbunkle Cartoons, Nitrogen, Bardel, Cartoon Network, and Disney Interactive. Colin has instructed and presented at schools and workshops around the world, at SIGGRAPH conferences, and is currently Creative Director at Vancouver Film School. Colin is also a contributing writer for Cartoon Brew and its education initiative 'Cartoon Brew-Ed,' and continues to work in the industry as a designer and traditional animator.


VFS.com
Facebook
Twitter
IMDb.com


Daisuke Zen Miyake
General Manager // Tonko House
(PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, The Dam Keeper (graphic novels), MOOM)

ZenZen plays a vital role at Tonko House as an anchor between his partners Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo in pursuit of sustainable content business through Tonko House’s signature storytelling. Originally from Japan, Zen graduated from UC Berkeley as a comparative literature major, and has a diverse business background spanning marketing, video production, and restaurant management in bilingual and bicultural environments. Additionally, as a trained carpenter and an ordained monk, Zen brings a unique flavor to the culture of Tonko House.




www.tonkohouse.com
IMDb.com


Damian Nenow
Director // Platige Image
(Another Day of Life, Crossfire, Skull & Bones, Paths of Hate)

DamianBorn in Bydgoszcz in 1983. Graduated from the National Film School in Łódź with a degree in animation and special effects. Joined Platige Image in 2006.

Nenow directed three animated shorts, and each one was a very important step for the artist. The Aim (2005), created while Nenow was still in film school, was the first of his movies to receive an award. The Great Escape (2006) was screened at major international film festivals. Paths of Hate (2010) was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination, received a Special Distinction at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, was honoured at Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and video game festival and received the Best of Show award at SIGGRAPH 2011. Damian directs advertisements and is often involved in various special projects. He directed City of Ruins, a stereoscopic digital reconstruction of Warsaw destroyed in the course of World War II, which received the prestigious Muse Award in 2011.

In 2018, Damian Nenow release his first feature-length movie, Another Day of Life based on the eponymous book written by Ryszard Kapuściński. The film is an innovative mixture of documentary and animation.

www.platige.com
IMDb.com


David Burgess
Animation Supervisor // Animal Logic
(Trolls, Turbo, Megamind, Monsters vs Aliens, Tarzan, The Lion King)

David BurgessDavid Burgess is currently in pre-production on The Lego Movie Sequel due to hit theatres in Spring 2019. Prior to this, Dave worked as Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation where he served as Head of Character Animation for Trolls, Turbo and Monsters Vs Aliens. He was also Supervising Animator on Megamind, Bee Movie and Over the Hedge, as well as Animator on Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Madagascar, and Shrek 2.

David got his industry start assisting filmmaker John Weldon at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. With that project completed, David started working in television commercials for various studios in Montreal, Toronto, London and Los Angeles.

In 1990, he began working at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA. At Disney, he worked on many of their most successful hand-drawn productions. His assignments included: Supervising Animator on Tarzan (Professor Porter) and The Lion King (The Hyenas), as well as working as an Animator on Beauty and the Beast (Gaston/Bimbettes) and Aladdin (Genie), among many others.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, David graduated with Honours in Animation from the Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC.

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The Visual Effects Society, The Television Academy, and over the years has taught animation courses in various colleges, universities, film festivals, conferences and online with Animation Mentor.

www.animallogic.com
IMDb.com


David Fine
Director // Snowden + Fine
(Animal Behaviour, Ricky Sprocket - Showbiz Boy, Bob & Margaret, Bob's Birthday)

DavidDavid Fine is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who works in Vancouver with his partner, Alison Snowden. Together they have written, directed and created award-winning animated TV shows and short films, including the Oscar-winning short film, Bob’s Birthday and the acclaimed TV series, Bob & Margaret, the highest rated Canadian made animation series ever!

David was born and raised in Toronto and is still a Leaf fan. He studied film in the UK at The National Film & Television School where he met his wife and creative partner, Alison. They have been collaborating ever since.

Their films have won numerous international awards and nominations including awards at Annecy, Ottawa, Chicago, Zagreb, Canadian Genies, BAFTA nominations and two more Oscar nominations. They also created 52 episodes of the kids series, Ricky Sprocket Showbiz Boy for Nickelodeon and Teletoon.

David and Alison have also directed numerous animated TV commercials as well as developed and written for other productions, including the award-winning UK series Peppa Pig. They co-developed the series Shaun the Sheep for Aardman Animations. David and Alison have also written and directed live-action short films and documentaries.

Their latest short animated film is Animal Behaviour, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Animal Behaviour is a 2d drawn animation film, produced using 2d animation software. The film is about a group therapy session, with animals and has been in official selection at numerous international film festivals and also won the grand prix at Brazil’s Anima Mundi Animation Festival.

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Denis Do
Director
(The Ribbon, Funan)

DenisVisual images have always captivated me. It led to a desire to pursue a fulfilling career in drawing and representation. So I studied “The Conception and Realisation of Animated Films” at the Gobelins, l’Ecole de l’Image school in Paris, from which I graduated in 2009.

During this period, full of tremendous learning experiences, I co-directed The Ribbon, a short film about a love story that takes place in China in the 1960s.

I acquired a taste for making up and telling stories. Stories that move me, and stay with me. And through cinema, I express myself, I share and, sometimes, I meditate.

I was born in France. And so I had to learn how to think, to get to grips with and adapt to my Asian roots. It’s a varied inheritance that the West has trouble getting to know and understand. For a long time, I only searched through and felt affected by my Chinese background. I’ve only recently stopped denying the substantial part of me bequeathed from my Cambodian roots. It’s a part of me, of my origins, that I am still discovering today. By means of a story, a journey, a life.

That of my mother’s.

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Denise Koyama
Story Artist // Sony Pictures Animation
(Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania trilogy, The Smurfs, Surf’s Up)

DeniseDenise Koyama is currently a story artist at Sony Pictures Animation. Her most notable credits include work on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Hotel Transylvania trilogy, The Smurfs, Surf’s Up, Shark Tale, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and The Tigger Movie. She has worked for 27 years as a story artist for Television, Direct to Video and Features, earning three Annie Award nominations and one Daytime Emmy nomination.

Denise graduated from both the University of California at Irvine and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, earning a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biological Sciences with Honors in Biomedical Research and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration with Honors, respectively.

Denise is also a glass lampwork artist and her work and tutorials have been included in several publications including The Japan Lampwork Society’s Lanmaga Magazine, The Flow and Glassline magazines. She was an official glass tester for Momka’s Borosilicate Glass and was featured in several advertising campaigns. She holds a kaidan advanced degree in Ikenobo Ikebana Japanese Flower Arrangement and has exhibited her work at the University of California at Irvine.

Currently, Denise is working to convert an abandoned orchard into an avocado farm and printmaking studio with her family. She is a proud stepmom of three daughters and proud auntie to two nephews.

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Denver Jackson
Director // Cloudrise Pictures
(Esluna: The First Monolith, The Wishing Jar, Cloudrise)

DenverDenver Jackson is a true citizen of the world. He is Asian South African born Canadian and his multicultural lens weaves a unique vision of storytelling. Denver’s work leans heavily on the fantastical while still being grounded by real world characters and situations. He has a background as a visual artist and he considers himself a visual storyteller. Denver works on live-action and animated films and blends the conventions of both mediums to create his unique style. Denver takes inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki and Kazu Kibuishi, but also live-action masters like Steven Spielberg.

He has made a series of successful award-winning short films. His most recent short The Wishing Jar has screened around the world, including three Academy Qualifying festivals and has won several awards including Best Animated Film at San Diego Comic Con IFF and Heartland Film Festival. His first short Cloudrise cut through the 400 hours of content uploaded every minute on Vimeo to receive the prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick.

Denver strives to work on the types of stories that he has a deep connection for and being self-taught, he is continually pushing himself for bigger and better challenges. Esluna: The First Monolith is his first adventure into longer form storytelling.

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Domee Shi
Director // Pixar Animation Studios

DomeeDomee Shi began as a story intern at Pixar Animation Studios in June 2011, and was soon hired as a story artist on the Academy Award®-winning feature film Inside Out. Since then she has worked on the feature films The Good Dinosaur and the upcoming Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4. In 2015 she began pitching some ideas for short films, and soon was green lit to write and direct Bao. A whimsical story loosely based on her own experiences growing up as an only child, and set in the Chinese community in Toronto, Canada, Bao screened in front of Incredibles 2 this past summer.

Domee graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College, where her love of storytelling and animation really blossomed. Her biggest creative influences are the works of Studio Ghibli, 90s anime, Disney, Pixar, as well as the works of Yasujiro Ozu, Ang Lee, and Bong Joon Ho.

Domee was born in Chongqing, China and resided in Toronto, Canada most of her life. She currently lives in Oakland, California and notes that her love of animation is only rivaled by her love of cats.

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Doug Goldstein
Co-Head Writer, Executive Producer // Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
(Robot Chicken)

DougDouglas Goldstein is the executive producer and co-head writer of Robot Chicken, the highest-rated original show on Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim programming block. He helped create the show and has won three Emmys and three Annie awards writing it during its nine seasons to date.

Goldstein has written the half-hour animated pilot The Neighborhood for Fox Studios and developed the game show Head Games with Wildbrain Entertainment. He has developed animated television shows and features for Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Paramount and Disney, and worked with Sony in writing the 2016 Ghostbusters/NBA Finals commercials.

Before starting Robot Chicken, Douglas Goldstein was a founding member of Wizard Entertainment Group, the collectibles and entertainment magazine publisher with over 3 million monthly readers worldwide. During his 13 years at Wizard Entertainment, Goldstein rose from Editor to VP of Special Projects. He conceptualized, launched and oversaw projects involving every aspect of youth entertainment, including the publications Anime Insider, Toy Wishes, ToyFare, Toons, Sci-Fi Invasion, and numerous custom publishing works on Hollywood films and entertainment properties.

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Eric Darnell
Director // Baobab Studios
(Crow: the Legend, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar, Antz)

EricEric Darnell is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Emmy-award winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream by bringing out your sense of wonder. Eric’s career spans 25 years as a computer animation director, screenwriter, story artist, film director, and executive producer. He was the director and screenwriter on all four films in the Madagascar franchise, which together have grossed more than $2.5 billion at the box-office. He was also executive producer on The Penguins of Madagascar. Previously, Eric directed DreamWorks Animation’s very first animated feature film, Antz, which features the voices of Woody Allen, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken, and Sharon Stone. Eric earned a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in experimental animation from The California Institute of the Arts.

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Gennie Rim
Producer // Broad Reach Pictures

GennieGennie Rim has worked in the animation field for nearly 20 years at studios such as Pixar and Disney. In 2013, Gennie shifted to independent producing to create innovative animation in new and exciting ways. She has produced projects such as Google Spotlight Story’s Duet with Disney legend Glen Keane, Lyft’s June with Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, and most recently Kobe Bryant’s Academy Award-winning Dear Basketball with Glen Keane and composer John Williams.





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Jacky Priddle
Producer // Sony Pictures Imageworks
(Smallfoot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists, Chicken Run)

JackyJacky has worked in animation for 20 years, starting her career at Aardman Animations in the UK where she worked on various films and productions such as Chicken Run, Angry Kid (TV Series), Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists and Shaun the Sheep. Jacky and her family then moved to Finland where she worked for Rovio, working on the Angry Birds brand for 2 years before moving to Vancouver where she now works for Sony Pictures Imageworks. She is a Digital Producer for Imageworks. Her first production for Imageworks was Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 and she has recently completed the full CG feature, Smallfoot.



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Jenn Strom
Animator // Amplify Her
(Amplify Her, The Road Forward, Assembly, 12 Takes)

JennAs a director, animator and editor, Jenn has been making arts-focused films for 20 years. Known for her creative, multimedia approach to storytelling, she recently animated a motion comic for the multi-platform Ten One Films project Amplify Her (2018). Her shorts about BC artists air regularly on Knowledge Network and her hand-painted short film, Assembly (2012), produced by the NFB, screened internationally and was given the KODAK Images Award for Artistic Achievement by Women in Film Vancouver.

As an editor, Jenn works primarily in documentary, and she was awarded the 2018 Leo Award for Feature Documentary Editor for her work on Marie Clements’ musical documentary The Road Forward. Other credits include Journeys to Adäka, for Sagafish Media, Debris by John Bolton and Rock the Box by Katherine Monk.

Feminism has been a feature of Jenn’s creative voice since her first film and she doesn’t see that changing any time soon.

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Jessica Fernandes
Artist Management Supervisor // Animal Logic
(The LEGO Movie 2, Ghost in the Shell, The Jungle Book, Avatar)

JessicaJessica Fernandes began her career as a Flash animator, after completing a double-major in Computer Science and Fine Arts. Her intimate grasp of the creative process, thriving partnerships with talented innovators, and ability to bring order to chaos, soon led her to management.

For over 10 years, she has worked at the highest levels of VFX, animation and video game production. She has held a variety of roles including: Global Art Producer at MPC London, Head of Production at ILM Singapore, Producer at Ubisoft Montreal, Digital Models Department Manager at Weta Digital, and COO at NBRIA (mobile games). She currently resides in Vancouver, where she is Artist Management Supervisor for Animal Logic.

When she’s not working or dancing, she enjoys lending her pen and her time to fostering the rich and diverse CG community — via Spark CG Society and the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

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Jessica Glass
Festival Director // Vancouver VR Film Festival

JessicaOver the years Jessica has carved out a unique career path spanning the technology and entertainment sectors, with a special interest in how technology intersects with the arts.










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Jill Golick
Executive Director // Women in View
(Ruby Skye P.I.)

JillAs a writer-producer, Jill Golick has worked extensively in children’s television (Androids), prime (Blue Murder), soap (metropia) and digital (Weirdwood Manor). As a multiplatform creator, Jill created, wrote and produced four original, cutting-edge series, including the internationally-acclaimed digital detective series Ruby Skye P.I. Her creative work has been rewarded with two Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, a Canadian Screen Award, a Youth Media Award of Excellence, a Banff Rockie, and the grand prize from the LA-Marseilles WebFest among others. She served as president of the Writers Guild of Canada from 2010-2018. Today, she acts as Executive Director of Women in View, fighting for equity in Canada’s film and television industry. She teaches about TV series creation in the era of Netflix and mentors screenwriters at every career stage. In her spare time, she is developing characters for conversational user interfaces, writing a musical and creating new TV series for both adult and children’s audiences.

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John Kahrs
Director // Broad Reach Pictures
(Age of Sail, June, Paperman, Tangled)

JohnJohn Kahrs, born September 18th, 1967 is an Academy Award®-winning animator and film director. Originally from upstate New York, John began his professional career in animation as one of the first employees of Blue Sky Studios. In 1997, he joined Pixar as an animator on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, among others. In 2007, John joined Disney Feature Animation, supervising the animation on Tangled. John went on to direct acclaimed short film Paperman, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. John now develops and directs animated projects through his company, Broad Reach Pictures.


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Julia Kwan
Independent Filmmaker
(The Zoo, Facing Sunrise, Everything Will Be, Eve & the Fire Horse)

JuliaJulia Kwan is a Vancouver-based filmmaker whose cinematic works often delve into the Chinese-Canadian cultural experience. Kwan made her feature film directorial debut with Eve & the Fire Horse, which won multiple awards including the Special Jury Prize for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Kwan made her feature documentary debut with the NFB’s Everything Will Be, which debuted at Toronto’s Hot Docs and received a Best Cinematography award at the Canadian Screen Award. In addition to live action drama and docs, Kwan recently made a foray into the animation world with the NFB short, The Zoo, which will have its premiere at Spark Animation Festival. Additionally, her short doc, Facing Sunrise, produced by MEC, is a finalist at the upcoming Banff Mountain Film Festival.

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Karey Kirkpatrick
Director // Warner Animation Group

KareyKarey is a writer, director and composer with 30 years of professional experience. An alum of the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he was the recipient of the Robert Riskin Screenwriting Award and the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award, his career began as a staff writer for Walt Disney Feature Animation where he penned his first feature length screenplay, The Rescuers Down Under. His relationship with Disney continued, writing screenplays for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves and James & the Giant Peach. From there, he began a 20 year relationship with Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation, writing the screenplay for Aardman Animation’s Chicken Run (Golden Globe nominee for Best Comedy) and working as a consultant and contributing writer on films such as Spirit, The Road to El Dorado and Madagascar and co-writing and co-directing Over the Hedge for which he won the 2007 Annie Award for Best Direction. He did the English language adaptations for Studio Ghibli’s Secret World Of Arrietty and From Up On Poppy Hill. He also served as creative consultant on Nick Park’s latest feature, Early Man.

Other screenplay credits include Charlotte’s Web, Hitchhiker&Rsquo;S Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Smurfs 2. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and recently completed the screenplay for Chicken Run 2, which is currently in production and scheduled for release in 2020.

Along with his brother, Wayne, and book writer John O’Farrell, Karey co-wrote book, music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Something Rotten! which ran on Broadway at the St. James Theater for 742 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book of a Musical. Something Rotten! recently completed its first national tour for 75 weeks across 50 U.S cities. The team is currently working on their next musical, Mrs Doubtfire, for 20th Century Fox Theatricals and producer Kevin McCollum.

Karey has also written, directed, and co-composed the songs for Warner Animation Group’s animated feature film Smallfoot.

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Keith Blackmore
Educator // Vancouver Film School

KeithKeith Blackmore has been a passionate educator, cheerleader and a voice for all things animated in the Vancouver area for almost 30 years. As an active member of the local SIGGRAPH chapter and one of the producers of the SPARK Animation Festival, Keith has presented, interviewed and moderated at many festivals and studios. He has educated, entertained and inspired students in the history of animation and media studies at the Vancouver Film School for over 25 years. When he’s not teaching, talking or reading about animation, he’s watching it.




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Kevin Webb
Animation Supervisor // Sony Pictures Imageworks
(Smallfoot, Hotel Transylvania, Oz the Great & Powerful, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2)

KevinKevin Webb is an Animation Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Webb oversees the animation department collaborating with filmmakers to execute their vision. His credits include: Smallfoot, Hotel Transylvania, Oz the Great & Powerful, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and The Angry Birds Movie. Earlier, Webb was at Nerd Corps for three years as an animator for television. Webb earned a Certificate in Animation, Art and Design from The Art Institute of Vancouver.




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Kim Dent Wilder
SVP, Production and Operations // Rainmaker & Mainframe Studios
(Octonauts, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, ReBoot: The Guardian Code, Spy Kids Mission Critical)

KimKim Dent Wilder, SVP, Production and Operations of Rainmaker and Mainframe Studios, a division of Wow! Unlimited Media, Inc., nurtures the creative artistry of the studio’s productions while overseeing and managing its growing film and television operations. She is also involved in identifying and developing new business opportunities, including the creation of new intellectual properties and partnering with rights holders of established branded properties, as well as ensuring efficiencies across all creative and technological production processes. Instrumental in bringing the company’s first feature films, Escape from Planet Earth, in 2013, and Ratchet & Clank, in 2016, Kim has recently been involved in the production of the reboot of the ReBoot TV Series, Spy Kids TV Series, Barbie Dolphin Magic, The Barbie Dreamhouse TV Series, Octonauts and numerous other productions in pre-production and development. Kim has also served as a CMPA, BC Branch board member since December 2017.

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Kristen Anderson
Concept Artist // Animal Logic
(The LEGO Movie, Wolverine, Fury Road)

KristenKristen has worked in art departments in feature film for 17 years. She started as a junior draftsperson on the Matrix 2 and 3 and Superman Returns, working her way up through set design for Star Wars Revenge of the Sith and Chronicles of Narnia. Other titles include, Wolverine, Australia, Terra Nova, Fury Road, and assistant art directing for Gods of Egypt. Her TV set design work includes Terra Nova and Top of the Lake. She made her debut in animation features working on The Lego Movie and has since worked on The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Currently she is art directing The LEGO Movie 2 in Vancouver.



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Kunal Sen
Animation Director // Good Bad Habits
(Binkabi, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken, Black Kite, Window Horses Cow Poem)

KunalKunal Sen is an Animation Director and Motion Designer based between Canada and India. Over the past 10 years, he has worked in a variety of mediums: animation for film, TV, advertising, music videos, projections for theatre as well as UIs for video games and apps. Kunal has also taught Motion Graphics at Emily Carr University as a sessional faculty. His wife Tisha and he are co-founders of Good Bad Habits, a design driven animation studio based in Vancouver.





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Larry Cutler
CTO // Baobab Studios

LarryLarry Cutler is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of the Emmy award-winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream and bring out your sense of wonder. Larry brings deep technical leadership over the past 20 years in the area of animation creation and development. Larry currently serves on the Digital Imaging Technology Subcommittee for the Oscar Technical Achievement Awards. He was most recently the Vice President of Solutions at Metanautix. Prior to that, Larry spent 10 years at DreamWorks Animation where he served as Global Head of Character Tech and held several leadership positions in the areas of character development, animation workflow, rigging, and character simulation. Larry began his career at Pixar Animation Studios as a Technical Director on the films Monster’s Inc., Toy Story 2, and A Bug’s Life.

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Lindsay Ishihiro
Freelance Illustrator
(Amplify Her)

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Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Independent Director
(Borrowed Time, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, Incredibles 2)

LouLou studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and joined the ranks of Pixar in 2007. Since then he’s worked on numerous productions including Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, and Incredibles 2. His credits run the gamut from art to story, animation to technical. In 2017, he was nominated for an Academy Award® with his long-time friend Andrew Coats, for their directorial debut Borrowed Time, which they produced entirely on nights and weekends. He continues to pursue his love of all things animated, and lives with his wife and two cats in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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Megan Lau
Manager of Communications, Engagement & Equity // STORYHIVE

MeganMegan Lau is the Manager of Communications, Engagement & Equity at STORYHIVE. Megan has written and edited for publications across Canada, including Maisonnueve, Megaphone, Reader’s Digest, the Toronto Star, and Ricepaper Magazine. She is also part of the founding team of SAD Mag, a Vancouver-based arts and culture magazine. In the nonprofit sector, Megan has developed programs to support food justice, and had roles in fundraising, strategic communications, and digital engagement. In 2016, she co-founded The Future is You and Me, a free, community-based leadership program for women of colour in the arts, ages 19-25. She is currently a member of the City of Vancouver’s Creative City Strategy External Advisory Committee.


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Michael Fukushima
Producer // National Film Board of Canada
(Animal Behaviour, Threads, If I Was God, Hothouse)

MichaelMichael Fukushima is an award-winning filmmaker and producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s world-renowned Animation Studio. He has been making films since 1984, which is a lot of water under the bridge. Fukushima joined the NFB Animation Studio in 1990 where he’s been a filmmaker, producer, and now studio head. These days, he mostly produces the producers and offers up sagacity and wise-cracking bon mots.






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Nathan Jurevicius
Creative Lead // Dark Slope Studios

NathanNathan Jurevicius is a Canadian-based Australian illustrator, director, toy designer, author and fine artist.

His most acclaimed project to date is Scarygirl, an ever-evolving world of characters manifested through graphic novels, limited edition collectible toys and games.

Nathan is the Creative Lead at Dark Slope Studios a real-time studio focused on location-based entertainment in Toronto and the co-owner of Vishus Productions Animation.



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Nick Park
Director // Aardman Animation

NickNick Park is the four-time Academy Award-winning English filmmaker, best known as the creator of Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comforts.

Born in Lancashire, England, Nick went to the National Film & Television School, where he started making the first Wallace & Gromit film, A Grand Day Out.

In 1985, he joined Aardman Animations in Bristol, where he worked as an animator on commercial products. Along with all this, he completed A Grand Day Out, which was released in 1989 along with Creature Comforts. These two films would have the rare distinction of being nominated for the Academy Award® in the same category, in the same year. With Creature Comfort, Nick would win the first of his gilded statuettes.

Two more Wallace & Gromit shorts, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, garnered international acclaim and awards, while culminating in two more Academy Awards® for Nick’s trophy case.

Having built up a huge fan following and winning critical acclaim for his short films, it was a natural step for Nick to make his first foray into feature films, with the release of Chicken Run in 2000. Co-directed with Aardman co-founder Peter Lord, it was released to great praise and box office success.

His second feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, was released on October 5, 2005, to great applause and approval. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was number one at the box office worldwide for three weeks in a row and earned Nick another Oscar®... a fourth statuette for his trophy cabinet!

Nominated for the 2010 Oscar®, the fun and funny Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf & Death proved again; you couldn’t go wrong with the lovable comedy duo.

This year, Nick Park returned with a passion project, Early Man. The hybrid stop-motion-CG film features the signature Aardman style that’s recognized against all the other styles.

Nick Park’s work has helped spark the blossoming of stop motion animation. His films are full of brilliant ideas, impeccable techniques and a masterful sense of film drama. The adoring love for his creations, the many awards and statuettes Nick has received, is a clear testament to Nick’s gifts, talents and artistry in creating some of this generation’s most endearing characters in animation.

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Nicole Sorochan
Director // Amplify Her
(Hipster Bait, Amplify Her, North Through South, Genius of Caring)

NicoleNicole combines her film expertise, technical web prowess and a decade marketing experience to produce and direct films, direct cross-platform projects, build immersive worlds and create outreach strategies that create paradigm shifting impact.

Nicole is the transmedia director for Amplify Her: a feature documentary film, graphic novel and 7-chapter motion comic series involving over 20 creative women. She is also co-creator of the augmented location-based music discovery game Hipster Bait launching spring 2019.

Nicole has a background in video journalism and has filmed in conflict zones around the world. She has spoken at events such as TEDx, UX Week and Comicon on topics around female creation and human experience design. Nicole also co-owns One Net Inc. an award-winning creative and marketing agency based in Victoria, BC working with the world’s largest tech and entertainment brands where she is the Creative Director.

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Paul Harrod
Director, Production Designer // IOD Productions
(Isle of Dogs, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, The PJs, Pee Wee's Playhouse)

PaulPaul Harrod has worked three decades as a designer, art director and director of both animated and live-action projects, with a special emphasis on stop-motion animation. In his capacity as a designer, model maker and sculptor, he lent his skills to such diverse projects as sculpting aliens for Star Trek V and designing and building miniature sets for the opening titles of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Specializing in designing environments for visual effects and stop-motion projects, he set the tone for a variety of commercial campaigns, including the first several Chevron Talking Cars spots at Aardman Animation in 1994, a campaign which continues to this day.

In the early 90’s, Harrod joined Will Vinton Studios as Senior Art Director, overseeing the design demands of all studio output. He served as production designer and director of five episodes over the three season run of the Fox TV series, The PJs for which he was nominated for an Annie award in 2000. Joining the directing team at Bent Image Lab in 2003, his commercial for Tractor Supply Company, Koi Pond, was voted one of the 50 best spots of 2006 by Adweek. He has directed numerous commercials for clients including Kellogg’s Twistables, Quaker, Chips Ahoy!, Hallmark, Ensure, Cartoon Network, Lowes and Aflac.

In 2015, he joined with Adam Stockhausen as co-production designer on Wes Anderson’s stop-motion feature, Isle of Dogs which saw it’s release in March 2018. The film has received widespread critical acclaim for both its narrative and its highly detailed visual language. His visual style has always been guided by a love for cinema history, and he has curated monthly film screenings at Mother’s Bistro in Portland, where he lives with his wife, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Priestley.

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Paul Watling
Head of Story // Sony Pictures Animation

PaulPaul Watling most recently served as head of story on Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018.

Previously, he served as a storyboard artist on several other Sony Pictures Animation films, including Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Hotel Transylvania 2.

Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Paul worked as a storyboard artist and character designer on a variety of TV shows, such as Grojband, Sidekick, Total Drama, Yin Yang Yo, Atomic Betty, and Ed, Edd n Eddy.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

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Rafal Wojtunik
Art Director // Platige Image
(Another Day of Life, City of Ruins, Antychrist, Fallen Art)

RafalStudied graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In 2010, he directed the widely praised Animated Guide to Polish Success that promoted Poland at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. In 2011, his movie Tourism was included in the MOVE YOUR IMAGINATION campaign created by Platige. The campaign was supposed to promote Poland at the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin. That same year, Rafał co-directed the animated opening sequence of that Qatari series Dream 2030.

Wojtunik creates characters and set designs for animated shorts, ads, musicals and title sequences for TV series. He has collaborated with multiple directors, including Tomek Bagiński, Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik. Wojtunik created the concept art for Fallen Art, a movie by Tomek Bagiński that received a BAFTA Award in 2006. In 2007, he was the art director for the digital set designs that Platige created for the Mr Kleks’ Academy musical. In 2018, he was the art director in the feature film Another Day of Life directed by Damian Nenow.

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Robert Wong
Vice President // Creative BC

RobertAfter working for several years in a Vancouver chartered accounting firm, Robert first joined Creative BC when it was BC Film + Media. At that time, he became part of the organization's newly forming tax credit team.

Now Creative BC's Vice President, Robert markets British Columbia internationally as a destination of choice for projects and companies seeking a world class creative industries centre in which to do business. In his role, he leads the administration of Creative BC's tax credit and granting programs, balancing attraction of international business with support for BC's domestic content creators.

During his tenure with the organization, Robert has become the expert on motion picture tax credits, originally helping to launch the BC film and television tax credit program in 1998. He went on to play an integral role in the evolution of British Columbia’s motion picture industry tax policy.

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Rodrigo Blaas
Executive Producer, Director
(Trollhunters, Brave, Up, WALL•E, Ratatouille)

RodrigoRodrigo Blaas is an Emmy award-winning director with more than 20 years of experience in the animation industry. A self-taught animator, he developed his passion for animation in Granada, Spain. He then decided to settle in Madrid where he worked for VFX studios like Miopia, Molinare and Stromboli, a company he co-founded in 1997. He was able to work on many award-winning commercials, including supervising animation for RENFE ALARIS commercial, winner of the prestigious PRIX PIXEL INA - Imagina 2000 and for IBERIA, winner of the Sol de Oro award in 2001.

He continued to pursue his passion for character animation and joined Blue Sky Studios as an animator in 2000 where he worked on its first feature film, Ice Age (2002), animating on characters like Scrat or Sid. After 2 years in New York, Rodrigo was fortunate enough to move to San Francisco to work for Pixar Animation Studios. He worked on projects such as Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007) and Wall-E (2008) among many others. One of his most gratifying experiences at Pixar was working as a supervising animator on the academy award-nominated short film La Luna (2011).

In his search for exploring different ways to tell stories through animation, he took some time from his work at Pixar to debut as a director with his first independent short film, Alma. The short film premiered at the LA Short Film Fest, where it won Best in Show and also at SIGGRAPH 2009, where it won a Jury Honourable Mention and was part of the Electronic Theatre screening. It also won over more than 15 international awards. The short was produced by Cecile Hokes with a team based in Spain and California. Working with artists from around the world, Alma went on to gain international recognition and then getting noticed by the visionary filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro.

After spending 9 wonderful years at Pixar, Rodrigo moved his family to Los Angeles and partnered with Guillermo del Toro to develop Trollhunters based on the book by the same name written by Del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

Rodrigo is currently working for DreamWorks TV Animation where he is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning hit Netflix TV series, Trollhunters (2016). The show won 6 Emmy awards in its first season with 9 Emmy Nominations in total and 3 Annie Awards, including an Emmy for best directing for Rodrigo Blaas in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro. He is also Showrunner of 3Below & Wizards, the next two series of the Trollhunters saga called The Tales of Arcadia.

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Rose-Ann Tisserand
Producer // Flying Kraken Creative Studios
(Pop in Park, Kahlil Gibran’ls The Prophet, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!)

Rose-AnnRose-Ann Tisserand has worked as a production executive for 18 years, specializing in feature animation, episodic TV and client/broadcaster management. She has more than 200 hours of award-winning film and television credits, and is the co-founder of Flying Kraken Creative Studios, a boutique, Canadian-based imaginarium that produces original animation content. As a co-creator/producer, she currently has a series titled Pop in Park with TVO, and has been contracted as a consulting creative executive for several series in development. She was supervising producer at Bardel Entertainment for more than seven years; a supervising producer at New Machine Studios, where she worked on six feature films, including Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet; and chief operating officer for Twenty One Inc. where pre-vis services were provided on Superman: Man of Steel (WB), Arthur Christmas (Aardman/Sony), and more. She is a mentor for up-and-coming filmmakers at TELUS Storyhive, a Spark Leadership board member, chair of Spark Animation Business Symposium, and a founding member of Drawn Together Vancouver, an organization whose mandate is to advance women in the art, technical and business sectors of the animation and visual effects industry, creating greater diversity and equality in storytelling.

www.flyingkraken.com
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Shirley Vercruysse
Producer // National Film Board of Canada

ShirleyShirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio, based in Vancouver, BC, where she leads the team producing documentary and animation projects. The studio’s latest projects include the feature-length musical documentary The Road Forward (Marie Clements); the animated feature film Window Horses (Ann Marie Fleming), co-produced with Stickgirl Productions, and the animated shorts I AM HERE (Eoin Duffy) The Mountain of Sgaana (Christopher Auchter) Shop Class (Hart Snider) and the mid-length documentary Beauty (Christina Willings).

Projects currently in production include the online documentary series, True North (Ryan Sidhoo); short animation The Zoo (Julia Kwan); feature documentaries The Whale and the Raven (coproduction with Whale and Raven Productions) and Sovereign Soil (Yukon based co-production) and mid length documentary featuring the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (John Bolton).

www.onf-nfb.gc.ca


Smita Acharyya
Project Manager // TELUS STORYHIVE

SmitaAs an award-winning Writer, Director and Producer, Smita brings over a decade of film and television experience to her role at STORYHIVE. Her work has been selected as a New York Times Critics Pick, broadcast worldwide and screened in numerous festivals including TIFF; VIFF; WOW Film Festival (Australia); Female Shorts Showcase Jury award winner (Torpedo Factory Art Center, Virginia) and the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. Prior to her work at TELUS, Smita production managed the Gemini-nominated documentary series Fish Out of Water (APTN) in addition to working with the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (Out on Screen). She is a Women In the Director’s Chair alumna as well as the former President of WIFT-Alberta.

www.storyhive.com


Steve Gizicki
Music Supervisor // Warner Animation Group
(Smallfoot, Crazy Rich Asians, La La Land)

SteveGrammy-winning Music Supervisor Steven Gizicki is best known for his work on Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globes for Best Original Song and Original Score. Steven was also awarded two prizes from the Guild of Music Supervisors and a Grammy for his work on the film. His latest projects include the animated musical Smallfoot starring Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Common, buzzy festival films Teen Spirit and Arctic, and on-set supervision of music sequences for this summer’s cultural phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians. Next on-deck: an FX limited series based on the life of Bob Fosse with the creative team behind Hamilton and Grease: Live, starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams.

Steven was also the sole music executive at Lucasfilm for five years and served as an in-house Music Supervisor at Disney Animation. He spent several years in the record label business as a Soundtrack Executive at PolyGram Records and as Marketing Executive at Virgin Records, where he worked closely with music icons like David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, and Sex Pistols. He is based in Los Angeles.

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Susan Rowe
VFX Supervisor // Sony Pictures Imageworks

SueSue Rowe is a Visual Effects Supervisor with over 20 years of experience. Originally trained as a traditional animator, Sue completed an MA in Computer Animation at the NCCA in the UK. From there, she moved from 3D animation to compositing, and now is a Visual Effect Supervisor for major Hollywood blockbusters.

Sue worked as overall VFX Supervisor and as a Facility Supervisor on films including The Maze Runner (2014), John Carter with Andrew Stanton (2012) and Tim Burton’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Sue recently completed Series 3 of A Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix, working alongside Eric Brevig under the direction of show runner Barry Sonnenfeld.

Sue’s latest film involved the creation of 300 shots for Warner Bros’ The MEG ( 2018). Including the underwater environment of Sanya Bay and a full CG 75-ft long prehistoric shark, co-starring Jason Statham!

Sue’s traditional artistic talent together with her industry knowledge and experience enables her to work in every aspect of film production from storyboard to previz, to on-set shoot and supervision to complete high calibre Visual Effects to final.

Sue is from London and currently lives in Vancouver. She is happy to travel around the globe working on VFX shows. Please contact her at suerowefelts@gmail.com

www.imageworks.com
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Takahiro Umehara
Director // DR MOIVE
(Marvel Future Avengers, Iron Man, Claymore, Tohai Densetu Akagi)

TakahiroHe was born in Tokyo in 1967, and currently belongs to MADHOUSE as an animator. Since the animated movie Hong Gil Dong in 1995, he has continued the relationship with Korea.

He is widely known for the character design and animation direction of Top Blade (Korea-Japan co-produced) in 2001, Thuhai Densetsu Akagi in 2005, and Claymore in 2007.

He has started his first career as the director of The Moon Hiding in the Woods working with DR MOIVE which have been a long-term partner of MADHOUSE where he has been belonged to for a long period of time.


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Tammy Dubinsky
Animator // Amplify Her

Coming soon.

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Ted Mathot
Head of Story // Pixar Animation Studios
(Auntie Edna, Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Brave)

TedTed Mathot started at Pixar Animation Studios in 1999 as a story artist on Monster’s Inc., and has since worked in a similar role on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Presto and WALL•E. He was the recipient of an Annie Award in 2008 for his storyboard work on Ratatouille. He was most recently the story supervisor on Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2, and directed the mini-movie Auntie Edna, releasing with the In-home version of Incredibles 2.






www.pixar.com
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Teri Snelgrove
Associate Producer // National Film Board of Canada
(The Zoo, Shop Class, The Mountain of SGaana, Beauty)

TeriTeri Snelgrove is the Associate Producer at the BC & Yukon Studio of The National Film Board of Canada where she has worked on a number of animated projects, including The Mountain of SGaana (Christopher Auchter), Shop Class (Hart Snider) and The Zoo (Julia Kwan). She has also worked on many documentaries including the acclaimed The Road Forward (Marie Clements), Debris (John Bolton), Bone Wind Fire (Jill Sharpe), Crazywater, (Denis Allen) Beauty (Christina Willings), and the interactive project, Bread (Mariette Sluyter). Teri is a Newfoundlander and a graduate of the film/video program at Emily Carr Institute (now University). She is currently working on her Master’s Degree through the GLS program at SFU.


www.nfb.ca
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Tisha Deb Pillai
Animation Director, Motion Designer // Good Bad Habits
(If You Fall, Google logo, From Cairo to the Cloud, Bon Appétit Bon Appetight)

TishaTisha Deb Pillai is an Indian filmmaker who currently resides in Vancouver BC, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her graduation film If You Fall has screened at reputed festivals like Anima Mundi, Cinanima, Ottawa International Animation Festival, TIFF Canada’s Top Ten, NY International Children’s Film Festival, Spark Animation and Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. Her film was also added to the permanent collection at the Education Department Resources at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. As an animator living between Canada and India, her work has been inspired from two vastly distinct worlds of colours, cultures and ideas. She enjoys telling stories from personal experiences and memories, and weaving them into narratives with a universal theme.

www.goodbadhabits.ca
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Tom Sheppard
Writer, Director // Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
(Robot Chicken, SuperMansion)

TomTom began his writing career on Steven Spielberg’s Pinky & the Brain, co-created and directed Cartoon Network’s High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, and is currently the director of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Other writing and producing credits include SuperMansion, Star Wars: Detours, Back at the Barnyard, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey and Kung Fu Panda. Tom wrote New Line’s live-action New Adventures of Pinocchio starring Martin Landau, Scooby Doo: Song of the Vampire and he directed the indie comedy, Would I Lie to You? Upcoming projects include the screenplay for Ubisoft’s Rabbids movie, and a feature based on the cult YA novel, The Grounding of Group 6, which Tom is slated to direct. Tom has won 4 Emmy Awards, a WGA Award nomination, and is a graduate of The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

www.leagueofbuddies.com
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Trisha Gum
Co-director // Warner Animation Group

TrishaTrisha Gum is a filmmaker and fine arts artist living in Los Angeles, C.A., she has been working professionally in animation for ten years. Trisha started her film career working as an Art Director and Production Designer on various TV shows, such as, Robot Chicken, WB’s MAD, and Adult Swim’s Frankenhole. Trisha transitioned into writing and directing in 2010 and in 2011 she was selected for AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. In 2015, she won an Emmy for her work on Amazon’s Tumble Leaf and in 2018 was named one of Variety’s top 10 animators to watch. She recently wrapped as the Head of Story on Warner Bros LEGO Batman movie and is now co-directing LEGO 2, the sequel to the original LEGO movie.


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Warren Leonhardt
Storyboard Artist
(Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ferdinand, Rio 2)

WarrenWarren Leonhardt has drawn storyboards for North American and European commercials, series, and animated/hybrid films for twenty years. In 2011, he joined Blue Sky Studios and was eventually promoted to Head of Story on Ferdinand (2017), which earned an Academy® nomination for Best Animated Feature that year.

During his time as Head of Story, Warren also taught at the SVA MFA Computer Arts Department, named one of the “Top Ten Digital Art Schools in the World” by ImagineFX magazine, where he specialized in Narrative & Visual Storytelling and Digital Storyboarding.

Past clients include Lucasfilm, Marvel Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Focus Features, Warner Bros., Touchstone Pictures, and Disney.

www.warrenleonhardt.com
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Zeb Wells
Writer, Director // Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

ZebZeb Wells leapt into animation after a successful career writing for Marvel Comics (The Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine). In 2007, he began a long stint as a writer for the Emmy award-winning stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken, where he went on to direct multiple seasons, as well as two critically-acclaimed DC Comics specials. Zeb is also the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Sony Crackle’s Emmy Award-nominated SuperMansion. SuperMansion, which stars Bryan Cranston and Keegan-Michael Key, premiered in October 2015. All episodes from the first two seasons are now available to stream on the Crackle website and apps, with episodes of Season 3 currently airing.

www.leagueofbuddies.com
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Zoe Cranley
Head of Build // DNEG
(Wonder Woman, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Godzilla, Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

ZoeZoe Cranley joined DNEG after graduating in 2005. Originally based in London, she progressed through roles as Matchmove Artist, Generalist TD, Lighting TD, Lighting Lead and CG Sequence Supervisor working on the likes of Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, and John Carter. In early 2012, Zoe moved over to DNEG Singapore, as CG Sequence Supervisor before moving on to become CG Supervisor on the likes of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Muppets Most Wanted, and Godzilla.

In 2015, Zoe took on the challenge of heading to British Columbia to help set up DNEG Vancouver. She worked as CG Supervisor on Alice Through the Looking Glass and Wonder Woman. Since March 2017, Zoe has taken on the Head of Build Department role at DNEG. She is also on the leadership committee of SPARK CG Society and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.

www.dneg.com
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