A pilot that I worked on as a Clean-Up Artist has just won two awards from Screen Nova Scotia, taking both Best Aniamted Series, and the DANS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation! I'm stoked to have gotten to work on a project that managed to get that level of recognition, and I'm excited to see where the project will go from here. I would love the opportunity to work on it again once I'm back in Canada.
That image is from when I left Bristol in 2016, but the feeling is relevant again. Despite my best efforts, I'm not gonna be able to get permanent residency in time to stay in Canada. I am still trying, and I know I'm applicable to get the PR classification I'm aiming for, but as it stands, I'm going to have to go back to England for the time being. I'm gonna be stepping away from paid animation work (freelancing will complicate my tax situation, and I'd rather keep it simple for now), and work on getting myself back to Canada, where I have an open offer from Cartoon Conrad to return as soon as I'm legal to. It hurts to accept all of this as actually happening, but my visa expires on the 5th March, so I'm out of time to defer dealing with it any longer.
I will be working on personal art and projects in the mean time, but I currently have no plans to accept any substantial studio animation work for the duration of my time away from Canada.
The show I've been working on and that I was working on last summer is now available to watch online! Season one is up on the CBC website now, with season two likely coming later this year! Addison is about a young inventor and her friends setting out to solve the mysteries of their local neighbourhood. It airs on CBC every Saturday at 10am.
Gotta say - it feels pretty great to have my name in the credits of an actual TV show! Hopefully the first of many!
The first season of the first show I worked on at Cartoon Conrad is now available to watch on Netflix! I animated on the second half of the season, and helped with animation revisions on various episodes of the first half, as well as touching up backgrounds occasionally when needed. My name's even in the credits for at least some of the episodes! Feels good to be a part of a real show for the first time.
At this point, I'm currently working on a different show, destined for television on CBC, but it'll be interesting to see if We're Lalaloopsy does well enough to get a second season.