Heather Walker

Owner / Producer

You might think that over the past 25 years Heather has done nothing but eat, sleep, and breathe the animation industry, seeing as she’s worked as an Executive Producer, and Producer at some of Canada’s largest animation studios, including Nelvana Limited. You might think that her preferred method of travel is by plane, as she’s worked with clients and projects around the globe in countries as diverse as Canada, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia, to name a few. You might wonder if she can spell out the entire alphabet with the acronyms of the diverse networks she’s produced broadcast materials for, including ABC, NBC, BBC, CBC, YTV, and FOX. You may even suggest that she could run an entire animation studio by herself, as she has acted in roles from development to pre-sales to financing to production to negotiating licensing and broadcasting options.

Claude Chiasson

Yowza Founder

Claude has been in the animation business for almost thirty-five years. Even before opening the doors to Yowza Animation Inc. in 1996, he had traveled the world and gain an impressive resume with experience in feature films, T.V. series, commercials, music videos and specials. His clients include: Warner Bros., Disney Features, DreamWorks Features among many of the world’s industry leaders. Claude’s attention to detail, and the loyalty of top-notch talent towards him, lead to the unparalleled success of Yowza Animation. Claude is happy with the new structure of Yowza Animation as it allows him to continue his passionate focus on the animation art form!

Tahir Rana

Director

Tahir is a director and storyboard supervisor who has been known to go days without sleep to achieve his deadlines, fueled only by peanut butter granola bars. Despite, or because of, a relentless perfectionist streak, he has achieved over six years of industry experience as a Storyboard Artist and Flash Animator, rapidly propelling himself into the position of Assistant Director and Storyboard Supervisor. He anticipates that this early taste of success is most likely to sentence him to many more years of dedicated animation workaholism and therefore lots of roses and chocolates for his wife

Design

Jeffrey Timmins

Art Director

A FIVE YEAR OLD ONCE SAID SHE WAS VERY FRUSTRATED WITH ME AND I FELT THE SATISFACTION OF A JOB WELL DONE. THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP.

Renae Ruddock

Design, Layout & Background Coord.

Cookie Connoisseur

TK

Design Supervisor

Skeleton

wearing a

meat suit.

Storyboard

Roger Chiasson

Animator/Storyboard Supervisor

When it comes to “Old School Animation”, Roger is about as old as they come.  Highlights of his career include Animation on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, design, boarding and animation for special FX on the live action movie Highlander. Working on many Pop Videos for Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Paula Abdul and Queen as well as designing the Queen Album “It's Kind of Magic”…. (I think I'll take a nap now!).

 

Even though I have a few miles on me, working on new, exciting projects is what keeps me young.  “Welcome to the Wayne” certainly qualifies and I'm, super excited for the challenge.

 

Chris Land

Storyboard Artist

Give me a pencil and a piece of paper and I'm happy!

Production

Luke Boyko-Phelan

Script/Storyboard/Animatics/ Post Coordinator

Hey,

How's it going?

 

Sally Walker

Studio Coordinator

Very good

secret-keeper

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