Director BIOS: Nasheet Zaman & Jacquelyn “Jac” Piette (ONE PER PERSON)

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Director Biography

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Nasheet Zaman’s interest in visual storytelling was first sparked by filming comedy sketches with her family and directing plays for the Bangladeshi-American community talent shows in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Her passion for art, storytelling, and innovation led her to study computer science and creative writing at Cornell University. She graduated with a Masters in Computer Graphics, then began her career as a CG Artist in Los Angeles and Toronto, contracted by Sony Imageworks, Rhythm and Hues, Arc Productions, and Disney Animation over the next 10 years. Her credits include Beowulf, G-Force, The Smurfs, Life of Pi, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Moana. In 2017, she returned to her hometown to take on a dual role as VFX Supervisor at the Ohio Film Group and Assistant Professor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

Jacquelyn “Jac” Piette is an adventurous filmmaker who has contracted all over the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada. She worked for approximately 8 years in the technology and creative space as both a technical director and an artist in the realm of lighting, look development, pipeline innovation, and compositing in the industries of Feature Animation, Feature Live Action Visual Effects (VFX), Commercial Visual Effects (VFX), Themed Entertainment Animation, and Video Games. A list of companies she worked for includes, but is not limited to: Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Digital Domain, and Moving Picture Company. She completed her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Boston College Carroll School of Management in May of 2017.

Get to know the short film: ONE PER PERSON, 10min., Canada, Animation/Comedy

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Opp posterAn awkward fast food worker gains a new perspective on life while competing for customers against an excessively happy-go-lucky rival.

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  • Nasheet Zaman
    Director
  • Jacquelyn ‘Jac’ Piette
    Director
  • Melissa Nemcek
    Producer
  • Brian L. Tan ‘BLT’
    Producer
  • Nasheet Zaman
    Writer
  • Jacquelyn ‘Jac’ Piette
    Writer
  • Nasheet Zaman
    Story
  • Kendra Pasker
    Editor
  • Thomas Craigen Jr.
    CG Technical Supervisor
  • Jake Walker
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Anais Voirol

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Director Biography

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Growing up in Zurich, Anaïs quit Highschool to make an apprenticeship in an anarchistic bookstore. After a one year art foundation course at Zurich University of the Arts she studied traditional Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences during her studies she spent a semester abroad at Filmuniversity Babelsberg in Germany. In 2016 she started an internship at Playables a studio for audiovisuell content based in Zurich.

Get to know the short film: PERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Farbig8In search of perfection a whole city obeys to selection. A constant struggle. Trying and trying again. Where is the difference between endurance and madness?

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  • Anaïs Voirol
    Director
  • Anaïs Voirol
    Writer
  • Jürgen Haas
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Willkommen in Perfekt Stadt
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Genres:
    Surreal, Science-fiction, Metaphorical, Dark Comedy, Adult, Young Adults, Fantastic, Architecture, Sartirical, Oppression, Blindness, ensnared, friendship, lonelyness, Distopia
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: KARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Poster 2 meitu 1A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

  • Peter Zhaoyu Zhou
    Director
  • Franklin Okike
    Animator
  • Peter Zhaoyu Zhou
    Writer
  • Max Lombardo
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Andy & Carolyn London

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Director Biography

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Andy and Carolyn are writers, directors, animators and co- founders of London Squared Productions. Since 1999, they’ve been creating films, music videos and animated content. Their award-winning films include “Subway Salvation”, “The Backbrace” and “A Letter to Colleen” and have screened in hundreds of festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, Annecy and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In 2011, The London’s film, “The Lost Tribes of New York City” was featured in the MoMA show “Talk to Me”; an exhibition on the communication between people, technology and objects. Their newest films on the festival circuit include “Highway of Hell”, “Our Crappy Town” and the animated documentary “149th and Grand Concourse”. The Londons reside in Long Island City, New York.

Get to know the short film: OUR CRAPPY TOWN, 8min, USA, Animation/Comedy

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Ourcrappytownstill 01In 1986, Andy London had a small, forgettable role in the Glen Cove High School production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. But what happened when the curtains closed…is the stuff of legend.

  • Andy & Carolyn London
    Director
  • Andy & Carolyn London
    Writer
  • London Squared
    Producer
  • Film Type:
    Animation
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Youth, Cringe, Mature, Dirty
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color