Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Nora Keely

SVP Production, Brown Bag Films

Nora has over 20 years of creative and production experience working on a variety of productions that have entertained audiences around the world. After earning her Fashion Degree at NCAD Dublin and working in the fashion Industry for several years, Nora launched her creative career in Toronto building props for numerous high-profile theatrical productions such as "Lion King", "The Producers", "Fosse", "Kiss me Kate" and "Mamma Mia".


Nora’s wide-ranging skill set ushered her into a career in animation where for over 5 years she led teams of artists, fabricators, and seamstresses for multiple award-winning stop-motion productions at Cuppa Coffee Animation.


Joining Guru in 2012, she produced and supervised a multitude of productions, tests & pilots and as Supervising Producer & then Director of Production she oversaw award-winning shows and films including “True & the Rainbow Kingdom”, “Paw Patrol”, “Space Between Stars” and the Oscar-nominated film, “The Breadwinner”.


Since joining Brown Bag Films in 2018, she's been working on multiple noteworthy and prominent projects with many talented and creative people, making Nora a happy camper! In her spare time, she still loves to keep her hand in at sewing, working with fabrics, experimenting with armatures and building fun stuff!

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Reference Library: Novella Room

Career Paths at Brown Bag Films: Nurturing Internal Talent

Brown Bag Films Toronto is known for producing evergreen kids favourites like Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts and Blue’s Clues and You! along with exciting new series like Sago Mini Friends and Rosie’s Rules, just to name a few. Talented staff, dynamic partnerships and a commitment to quality are key pillars for the studio which produces a mix of service shows along with its own IP. At this panel, meet Nora Keely, SVP Production – Canada, Natasha Sasic, Head of Art & Design, and Natali Topalovska, Line Producer, as they talk about their own unique career paths and how Brown Bag Films focuses on nurturing internal talent.

With Cory Bobiak Creative Director, Brown Bag Films Nora Keely SVP Production, Brown Bag Films Natali Topalovska Line Producer, Brown Bag Films Natasha Sasic Head of Art & Design, Brown Bag Films

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