Monsters In The Dark

Master's Animation Thesis 2016 - 2019 | Academy of Art University

Monsters in the Dark is the thesis project directed, produced and written by me. My goal is to collaborate with other students of the Academy of Art University to make a short film they can all be proud of. Monsters In The Dark (MID) is a mixed medium film with 2D and 3D animation that are used to tell this story. The project has over 30 people collaborating from all over the word. Most of the project is run using an online server to collaborate with artist internationally.


Walt Disney Animation Summer Internship 2017 | At Walt Disney Animation Studio

I was the Story intern for this project. I was given a "sand box" from my mentors of the setting medium of the film, and characters. It was my job to figure out the story line, the plot, and character emotional arc, along with creating the storyboards. This was a wonderful experience with the other interns to make and a summer I will never forget.


Read Oh My Disney Article Interview Here 


Senior Project 2015-2016 | DigPen Institute of Technology.


Adija is my final senior film project working with a team of 6. I was the Director, Story Artist, 2d effects animator for this film. My other responsibilities were also creating the color script, early concept of the story/character, and creating the 2D animatic. Adija has played in festivals internationally receiving world recognition in over 30 Film Festivals competing with professional short films.

List of Adija Awards and Recognition
Read Digipen Institute of Technology Interview

Tasty Treat

Junior Project 2014-2015 | At Digpen Institue of Technology.


This is the result of my Jr. year project, Tasty Treat. It was a solo project. I had to write, storyboard, created the 2D animatic, model, rig, layout, animate, texture, light, render, and design the sound track. This project was a load of fun to make, to create, and finally to finish.

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