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Celebrating Black Canadians

Current interviews showcase Black Canadians that have been in the industry for 10+ years.

Shawn Harper

Animation Director, Wildbrain

From when I started, it’s like night and day.  When I was in school for animation, my friends and I had a group called “The minority crew”. 

It was kind of a running joke at the time amongst us, but really, there was some truth to it – there were only a handful of POC among 80 plus students.  It built a bond we still maintain to this day and they are my closest friends. 

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Mark Sinclair

Animation supervisor, atomic cartoons

Animation has been a great industry to be a part of. It’s not without its low points but it can be extremely rewarding. After 10+ years, I’m still finding challenges and new opportunities that push me as an artist.

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Lubke Seid

Harmony Animation Revisionist, atomic cartoons

I’ve been in the industry for 12 years and the most memorable would be Rick and Morty Season 1. It was one of the most challenging projects but the results speak for themselves. The creators knew it would be a viral sensation but we had no clue how big it would be. 

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Andrew Stewart

senior animator

coming soon

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Maisha Moore

art Director/production designer, mainframe entertainment

Push your art into the realms of positive representation where ever possible. No matter who you are, your background, ethnicity, orientation or where you are from.

If you see an opportunity to create positive representation take it! Also stay positive and don’t let silly client or show runner notes get under your skin.

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Tyquane Wright

Look Development Technical Director, SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS

“Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse” was my most memorable project!
After working on so many Spiderman projects it felt amazing to work on one that won an Oscar!

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Christopher Gage

Senior Animator, Big Jump Entertainment

The biggest change I’ve seen in the last decade is how much the industry has grown. There’s a lot of work to go around, especially now that streaming services are having an arms race to deliver more original content.

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Mark Garnes

compositor, mercury filmworks

For a compositor the biggest change will always be technology. The palette of tools given to me are always expanding.

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Contact

Akem

Artist, Wildbrain

contact: bia@akemiart.ca

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