Creative Director of Development, Kickstart Entertainment
Sam Chou is an award-winning creator and director, and founder of Toronto animation studio, Style5.tv. Sam fostered his tenacity and passion for animated storytelling in his early days, working on feature films for Warner Bros, Sony, DreamWorks, and Disney. Now, as a 20-year industry veteran, Sam has developed and directed in virtually every medium, including short films, series, commercials, web-series, and feature-length documentaries. His past directorial experiences include the animated comedy series 'City in Crisis' (Adult Swim Canada), CG action-series 'Max Steel: Team Turbo' (Mattel), and 'Kody Kapow', an animated adventure series starring Jason Alexander (Universal Kids). He co-created and directed the web-series 'Crime: The Animated Series', which premiered at both Sundance and TIFF and which won Best Series for Adults at the OIAF.
11:00AM - 12:00PM
A Conversation With Aaron Long
Join Sam Chou for an in-depth conversation with Aaron Long about his career starting as an intern for the Chuck Grammage studio with little experience and a ton of passion, through to his current work as a director for Bojack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie with Netflix.
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Meet & Greet
Speed Dating For Professionals!
This is your chance to have a 10 minute one-on-one meeting with various industry experts from studios such as Guru, Headspinner, CBC, Industrial Brothers and more!
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION FOR MEET & GREET IS REQUIRED - REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 22nd