Creator / Co-Producer, Jam Filled Entertainment
Rikke was born in the north of Denmark in 1979. From an early age cartoons and drawing have always been a huge passion of hers, so in 1997 she became one of the youngest students to start at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, and then after graduating in 1999 she moved to London to start drawing cartoons for a living!
Since then she has worked on many different commercials, music videos, short films and feature films, in various roles such as animator, supervising animator, animation director, storyboard artist and co director. The numerous projects include: Tony the Tiger, Coco Pops, 3 Mobile, MTV, Adidas- Impossible Is Nothing, The Tigger Movie, Jungle Book 2, BBC, Monkey Journey to the West with Jamie Hewlett, and the Gorillaz music videos for Passion Pictures.
In 2007 she started working at Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe in London, writing and directing her own animated TV show ideas, while also helping to develop a number of other projects, including the Cartoon Network show the Amazing World of Gumball.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to work as a feature Story Artist for DreamWorks Animation, and then joined Nickelodeon Animation, where she created and produced her own short, ‘My Friend, Pancake’.
Also at Nickelodeon, alongside fellow collaborator Chris Garbutt, she was the Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Show-Runner and Voice Director of the hit Netflix/Nickelodeon animated series, Pinky Malinky, about a positively charged anthropomorphic hotdog sausage!
Rikke and Chris 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.
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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