is a filmmaker, musician, and classically trained 2D animator / illustrator who studied acting for theater in college before changing routes to pursue classical animation at Vancouver Film School. After Vancouver, he moved to Los Angeles, CA, to cut his teeth working freelance.
He worked with studios such as Moving Colour, Buck, Pet Gorilla, Rocket Lab, and others while working on ads for Foot Locker, Patagonia, Target, Warner Bros. Records, Vans, and more.
His independent work (animation and live action) has been screened around the world at festivals such as Slamdance, Portland Film Fest, Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, ExGround, Rhode Island International, Berlin Experimental, Tromadance, Filmfort, the Northwest Film Forum, Oak Cliff Film Fest, NewFilmmakers, Sun Valley Film Fest (where he won the Gem State Award in 2016), as well as special screenings at the revamped Camera Obscura (an invite-only selection of new, avant-garde works), Muestra de Nuevo Cineastas, Micro-Wave Cinema, NoBudge.com, and many others.
His illustration work has been published internationally in magazines and art blogs/websites, galleries, and has appeared on album covers and in concert graphics and music videos.
Going into post-production on the independent feature film, How the Sky Will Melt, he moved back to his home in the PNW to focus on creating original content rather than continuing to fight it out for freelance in LA. He lives with his wife, actress and producing partner, Sara Lynch, and their giant cat, Black Philip.
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