Neely goniodsky - director/Animator
Neely Goniodsky has directed and animated over twenty short films including productions at the National Film Board of Canada, and Seattle University. She has received numerous Canada Council and CALQ production grants for my work, many of which have been touring the world and have been screened in many international film festivals including the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, and Animafest, Zagreb. She earned her BA at Concordia University, Montreal, and her MA at the Royal College of Art in London. She is interested in abstract narrative and visual experimentation, attempting to translate obscure reality into visual poetry throughout her work. she explores a combination of traditional animation techniques including ink and paint on paper, cut-out collage, under the camera animation, 2D computer animation and compositing.
Max Rothman - Producer
Right out of the University of Miami, Max worked in the post-production department of NBC News as part of the editing team for the Today Show and Dateline. After a year and half there, he took his talents to the freelance world, producing and editing content for musicians, emerging talents in the New York comedy scene, and some of today's brightest up-and-coming filmmakers, all under his Monticello Park Productions banner. He also writes and directs his own short films which have shown at the New York International Film Festival, and the Seattle Shorts Festival – among others.
Omar Rojas Ruiz - Composer
Omar began his studies in music composition in the year 2000 and hasn’t looked back since, spending the past 15 years teaching and mastering various facets of the compositional process, including through extensive studies such as “Music and Mathematics – Focusing on Numerical Systems of pre-Colombian Middle America,” and “Different Applications of the Fibonacci Sequence through Music Composition.” In 2011 he was awarded the top prize of the VII Concurso de Composición Musical Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), and since 2010 has performed as a guitarist, composer and arranger in the Traditional Latin American Music Ensemble “Vámonos!” in the Czech Republic.
In 2014 he was named President of the Jury during the Song Festival of the prestigious Mexican university “Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Queretaro and as musical director of the theater play “Cada quien su Lara.” Last year, his works Terra“ and “Ignis“ were commissioned and premiered by the Hong Kong Guitar Ensemble at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre; He successfully performed at the Hong Kong University Museum and the Octavio Paz Gallery of the Mexican Consulate in Hong Kong, and his music has been performed all around Europe as well as the United States.
Brian capshaw - Narrator
Brian has 15 years of experience as a character voice actor, working with clients such as Paramount, Nickelodeon, 20th Century Fox, and NBC/Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. His voice work tends to convey likability in a conversational, intelligent, and down-to-earth tone, expressing smooth and boyish mischievousness without any hint of coldness. In his spare time, Brian is an acting and voiceover coach.