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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Chris Nielsen

Producer, Showrunner, Oddfellows Labs

Bart and Chris are a comedy-art duo who began their creative partnership at Emily Carr University where they both graded with a Bachelor of Media Arts. While working for a decade as creatives in the ad world, they harboured a secret art practice, amassing as many Vancouver weirdos as they could to create comedy web shorts. In 2014 one of their animated shows, World Doctors, was picked up by Mondo Media on YouTube and garnered both millions of views and a slightly creepy cult following over its 30 episodes. Soon after, they hosted the live-action segments on Night Sweats, a 24 episode animation compilation for Adult Swim Canada. They then co-founded Oddfellows Labs in 2016 and have created multiple animated series since, including Psi-Cops, a 24x11 minute series, also for Corus.

2:15PM - 3:15PM


Stupidnatural - A Deep Dive with the creators of Psi Cops


Join Bart and Chris as they do a deep dive on their recent series Psi Cops, a cartoon about two moronic supernatural investigators. They'll be talking about what it's like to make animated TV shows after getting rejected from animation school; how to unlock the stupidest possible voices from seasoned voice actors; what it was like landing their dream job in the middle of a global pandemic, and discussing their favorite cryptids. They'll share clips from the show and recount stories about how a misfired email started the whole thing.

With Bart Batchelor Producer, Showrunner, Oddfellows Labs Chris Nielsen Producer, Showrunner, Oddfellows Labs

Moderator: Joel MacKenzie Artistic Mercenary


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