Creator / Co-Producer, Jam Filled Entertainment
Chris works in the animation industry for TV, features and commercials, enjoying various roles from creating, show-running, executive producing, writing, directing and art directing, to storyboarding, character design and background design. He has worked on such animated projects as the Gorillaz, the Amazing World of Gumball, the Mr Bean Animated Series, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Robotboy and Stressed Eric.
Alongside fellow collaborator, Rikke Asbjoern, he was the Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Show-Runner and Art Director of the hit Netflix/Nickelodeon animated series, Pinky Malinky, about a positively charged anthropomorphic hotdog sausage!
Chris and Rikke have just finished producing We Lost Our Human, a brand new epic interactive special for Netflix, which will air early 2023. It’s about an indoor cat and dog who wake up to find that all humans have disappeared from Earth, including their own! Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture for the first time into outside world and discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures, and maybe – with the audience’s help – save the universe along the way.
Originally from Yorkshire in the north of England, Chris lives in sunny Los Angeles, and has also worked in London and Paris since graduating with a First Class degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration, from a slightly less sunny Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.
Chris has a passion for comics and storytelling! He loves creating new worlds and characters that often begin life as silly doodles on post-it notes. He also works extensively in the world of illustration, and his scribbles have adorned a variety of media across advertising, online, apps, books, comics and food packaging.
Chris’ clients include Aardman Animations, Capstone Publishing, Cartoon Network, Disney, Dreamworks, JibJab Media, Macmillan Children’s Books, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Rebellion, Scholastic, Titan Publishing Group and Walker Books.
8:45PM - 9:45PM
We Lost Our Human - An Epic Interactive Adventure
An indoor cat and dog wake up to find that all humans have disappeared from Earth, including their own! Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture for the first time into the outside world and discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures, and maybe save the universe along the way - with the audience's help! Join creators Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern for a sneak peek of this exciting interactive special coming to Netflix in 2023, along with a look behind the scenes at how they crafted a complex, branching-path narrative (Hint: It involves a lot of multi-colored sticky notes!)
Moderator: Mike Hunter Director of Creative Culture, Jam Filled Studios