Director / Writer / Producer / Character Designer / Storyboard Artist / Editor at Personal Work
Entertainment | Halifax, Canada Area, CA
Equipped with degrees in Classical Animation and Film, Joel attempts to create work that is entertaining and exciting. He has directed multiple projects for clients, and has won awards for his own short films. Past clients include Teletoon, BBC Kids, Cartoon Network, HBO, and many more.
Specialties: 2D animation, Illustration, Creating Content, Adobe Product lover, Storyboards, Editing, Working with other Humans
Director / Writer / Producer / Character Designer / Storyboard Artist / Editor / Animator / Personal Work
LUMBERJACKED - Short Film
A reformed lumberjack must embrace the power of nature in order to defeat an 8-bit Mutant Wasp that is destroying his home.
• Screening at TAAFI 2014 (June 15,2014)
Production Designer / Character Designer / Storyboard Artist / Editor / Optix Toronto
Monster in a Box - Animated Series - 26 x 1min - Teletoon
Responsible for developing a look and feel for the show. Based on the scripts, produced Character designs and boards, then timed them into animatics.
1st. Asst. Art Director / Call Me Fitz - Season 4
Working alongside the Art Director and Production Designer, I was responsible for creating Signage, Logos, Product labels, Playback, and Fake Board games. Also created a 30 second
Monty Python-esque animated intro for one of the episodes.
Animation Director / Storyboard Artist / Character Designer / Arcadia Entertainment
BIG BEAR AND SQUEAK
52 x 5min - BBC Kids
• Created a pilot which was green-lit for production. Animation Directed a crew of 8 on the 52 x 5min Season 1.
Animation Supervisor / Compositing / Copernicus Studios
Merry T'wistmas - 2012 - Music video
• Supervised group of 8 in production of 3 minute video in 3 weeks
Director / Writer / Producer / Character Designer / Storyboard Artist / Editor / Personal Work
THE MYTH OF ROBO WONDER KID - Animated Short
Stay strapped in for this high-energy animated tale of mythological creatures, robots and angry Gods.
• Selected for Best of Vimeo 2013
• Screened at Melbourne International Animation Festival 2013
• Screened at London Independent Animation Festival 2013
• Screened at TAAFI 2013
• Screened at Animac Festival, Spain 2013
• Screened at GIRAF Animation Festival 2013
• Aired on TV France Nolife "Catsuka" program
• Aired on Much Music video rotation
• Screened at Atlantic Film Festival 2011
• Screened at CFC Worldwide Shorts Festival 2012
• Screened at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012
• Selected for Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2012
• Articles written about on Cartoon Brew, Cold Hard Flash, Paste Magazine
Director / Writer / Storyboard Artist / Personal Work
SUPERSCIENCE - Short Film
Eugene (Mark Little) is trying to attend a party and finish his science fair experiment on time. Since this task is not humanly possible, he enlists the help of a non-human friend.
• Awarded "Best Atlantic Short" at Atlantic Film Festival
• Aired on CBC's "Short Film Face-Off" Program
• Screened at Toronto International Film Festival
• Best Short Nomination" Syracuse Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival
• Screened at over a dozen other festivals across Canada and the US.
• Awarded grant from AFCOOP's FILM5 Program - Shot on 35 mm
Animation Director / Arcadia Entertainment
TV WITH TV'S JONATHAN TORRENS
52 x 22min - TV Tropolis
• Provided with only audio files, solely responsible for creating 2 minutes of animation per 22 minute episode (3 seasons).
Director / Writer / Editor / Personal Work
DRUMLIN - Music Video
Selected to participate in the "10 x 10 program" at the Atlantic Film Festival. 10 emerging musicians were randomly paired up with 10 emerging filmmakers. Video created in 3 days.
• Nominated for ECMA star choice Video of the Year
Director / Writer / Editor / Personal Work
THE WEREJERK - Student Film
What happens when you hate your job during a full moon? You turn into a jerkful beast that runs amok in your office.
• Screened at multiple film festivals across Canada
Animation Supervisor / Lead Animator / Copernicus Studios
George of the Jungle
13 x 22min - Cartoon Network
• Supervised group of 8 animators
• J.Mackenzie also Animated
Animator / Collideascope Digital Productions
Olliver's Adventures ( Teletoon )
Delilah and Julius ( Teletoon )