TV & Film

From the Archives: “Tah-Dah”!

Posted on Updated on

Upon graduating from Sheridan College in 2009, I completed my thesis animated short film entitled “Tah-Dah”. It ended up making it into over 40 film festivals and winning two awards in filmmaking! I went to LA twice for festivals, and to Hawaii & Maryland to teach animation workshops. I sure squeezed a lot out of my little 2-minute film! πŸ™‚

*Original music for “Tah-Dah” composed by Corey Wallace

I was going through my own archives, realizing it was over 10 years ago (!!) and found it neat to discover some old interviews. What would I have told myself ten years ago about my life now? And where will I be ten years from now…? I have to say, I am pretty proud with how hard I have been chasing my dreams.

Here’s a short radio interview I did with CBC in 2010 in Winnipeg – I remember going down to their studios very early one morning. What a fun experience chatting with them!

 

Here’s a little interview I did on the red carpet at Feel Good Film Fest I went to in LA – they screened the films at the iconic Egyptian Theater – such a surreal experience to see my film play there!

fgff01_Aug9_2009

Here’s a newspaper I was featured in Maryland for their International Film Fest – I was lucky enough to go down and teach a series of animation workshops to kids there. SO much fun, and the people there were so incredibly hospitable & wonderful!

mdpaper_Nov7_2010

Thanks for all the fun & memories, “Tah-Dah”! I can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring.

poster_1824CROPPEDsm

Schitt’s Creek fanart

Posted on

I know I am late to the fanart train for this show, but I have loved this clearly Canadian classic since it started airing here – well before it got wider acclaim!

I grew up in Winnipeg watching Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara and their amazingly brilliant antics on SCTV. I would curl up at the foot of my parents bed and laugh, even though I’m sure I had no idea what most of the skits were about. The costumes and funny voices were enough for me! I was in awe – they were like Canadian Carol Burnett’s!

“Schitt’s Creek” is genius, hilarious, heartwarming and groundbreaking. I want to do so SO much more fanart for it, but SIGH, I am overloaded with projects. So here is one sketch for now – available on my Etsy store if you want to buy a signed print. πŸ™‚ I am filled with glee whenever I can get back to drawing on paper, so I hope to do more soon.

SchittsCreek

 

DreamWorks “Rhyme Time Town” premieres June 19th!

Posted on Updated on

At the tail end of 2018, I joined the amazingly talented and tiny crew at Doberman Pictures in Vancouver, to work on this adorable DreamWorks preschool show, “Rhyme Time Town”. I threw myself headfirst into the beautiful-ness of this little show, and ever since then, I have painted my heart out on all the various locations. (Many of which are in this trailer – please, I beg of you, pause it on that town overview map, just to acknowledge my many hours?! I promise I will feel it, haha.)

I think this is the 13th or 14th show I have worked on – I think after ten you just stop counting, right? But this production may be the most beautiful one yet. I’m really proud of all my brushstrokes (that will be onscreen for 0.4 of a second, oof), and to work alongside this incredible crew.

It premieres on Netflix June 19th, and if you have or know any toddler-like or preschool children, I promise they will like it! And maybe, just for me, can you notice how carefully the trees were painted?!

RTT_KeyArtS1_Landscape_June19

So proud to have my name in the credits among this amazingly talented crew! πŸ˜€

credit

Oscar Posters 2020

Posted on Updated on

It’s my fav time of year! I have loved the Academy Awards since I was a little kid, and my love of film has only grown since then. A few years ago, I decided to do a poster for any of the nominated films that I managed to see. I don’t get to use my graphic design skills as much anymore working in animation, so this is just a fun exercise to stretch those muscles. I will keep adding the ones I do for 2020 as I do them.

*See below for a gallery of past years posters!

LittleWomen_2019square

Irishman_2019square

OnceUpon_2019square

Joker_2019square

JoJoRabbit_2019square

MarriageStory_2019square

FordvFerrari_2019square

Previous years 2016 – 2019:

“Stranger Things” S3 art!

Posted on

Oh my word, who else loved the most current season of “Stranger Things”, in all of its’ 80s mall glory?! It was just so fun!

I was really inspired by the first season to do my own Golden Book concept – you can see that here. I also just really loved the characters, so I did some ink sketches of them all – you can see that here.

I was too busy to do stuff for season 2, but for season 3 I just had to do some art. I have plans to do at least an illustration from each episode, but so far I did these two from episode 1.

My version of Scoops Ahoy with Steve & Robin:

episode1.jpg

A quick paint study of the cinematography – I loved this shot from episode 1!

episode1b.jpg

Oscar Posters 2019

Posted on Updated on

This is always a fun exercise for me each year, since I LOVE film, the Oscars and designing stuff! These are more for me than anyone else πŸ™‚ But if you enjoy them too, then cool! **I only design posters for the films I see, so I can design the poster with the full picture in mind.

I managed 8 this year – here they are together, and then individual designs are below.

Congrats to “Green Book” for winning Best Picture! But really, congrats to every nominee, cuz that must be an amazing feeling! πŸ˜€

all8

blackpanther_2019square

canyou_2019square

greenbook_2019square

roma_2019square

starborn_2019square

fav_2019square

wife_2019square

vice_2019square

Oscar Posters 2018

Posted on Updated on

I managed to watch and design 8 out of the 9 Best Picture Nominees for the Oscars this year – one of my fav times of the year! These were all fun to watch and design.

Congrats to all the films nominated, and especially “Shape of Water” for winning Best Picture!

shapewater_2018square

callmebyyourname_2018square

darkest_2018square

getout_2018square

ladybird_2018square

phantom_2018square

post_2018square

threebillboards_2018square

My “Stranger Things” Golden Book

Posted on

I love Netflix’s “Stranger Things”. Who doesn’t? And I love Golden Books. So I thought, why not combine them for a fun exercise??

I tried to work my way through Season 1 [with full-time work and a toddler], so I only made 10 pages so far. With the new baby coming, I will pause this for now, but hopefully will come back to finish it later. It’s been fun to do!

See what I have so far: [all pages done digitally in Photoshop]ep01_a.jpg

ep01_bep01_cep01_dep02_aep02_bep02_cep02_dep03_aep03_b

Stay tuned for more! πŸ™‚

My Oscar Posters 2017

Posted on Updated on

This is my tradition of watching the Oscar-nominated films, and then doing my minimalist version of the posters. This past Feb I had MANY more intentions of doing a lot more posters – but it turns out having a baby takes a lot of your time! LOL. Here are the four I managed to squeak out. [I did these in Feb and am only NOW posting them, ack.] ‘Til next year!

 

IMG_0440

lalaland_2017square

IMG_0500

IMG_0545

IMG_0546

My “Stranger Things” sketch series

Posted on Updated on

One of the best shows Netflix has put out – especially if you are a child of the 80s – has been “Stranger Things”! I just HAD to draw these guys!

barb

eleven

joyce_hopper

kids

papa

Can’t wait for season 2!! Barb….are you out there….????!!