The VIEW Conference just keeps on giving! Check your diaries for this EXCLUSIVE and FREE moderated session with six of the director/producers of the latest animated features now available to view on Netflix.

As the curator of the VIEW Conference, Prof Maria-Elena Gutierrez once again brings together a golden collection of film makers to discuss their work in LIVE detail.  This latest FREE event presents a deep-dive into the creation of three Netflix animations.

•          If Anything Happens I Love You (now on Netflix), is a requiem on grief that became a TikTok sensation, directed by Will McCormack and Michael Govier;

•          Canvas (now on Netflix), a personal passion project of five years directed by Frank E. Abney IIII and produced by Paige Johnstone;

•          Cops and Robbers (now on Netflix), directed by Arnon Manor and Timothy Ware-Hill and written and performed by Ware-Hill in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

More about the speakers:

Frank E. Abney III is a California native who grew up with a passion for storytelling, drawing and movies. After graduating from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, he began working as an animator on game, film and TV projects like Tomb Raider, Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen and Big Hero 6 and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Boss Baby. He then joined the team at Pixar, where he has collaborated on Coco, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, and Soul. Abney recently executive produced Sony Picture Animation’s Academy Award-winning short Hair Love with Issa Rae, and is currently directing an animated feature film at Netflix.

Paige Johnstone has worked in animation since 2015 with production credits on Academy Award winning and nominated films from DreamWorks Animation and Pixar. As a producer, she focuses on creating meaningful content that can inspire others to see themselves on screen and behind the lens. In addition to working on Pixar’s Coco, Soul and the upcoming Luca, Johnstone has produced the animated short film, Canvas.

Timothy Ware-Hill is a native of Montgomery, AL, where he received a BA in Theater Arts from Alabama State University. From there, he was accepted into the UCLA MFA Acting Program. Most of his career has been as an actor in film/TV and Broadway. He recently received an MFA in Screenwriting from National University. Ware-Hill is a Second Place Winner in the 2020 CineStory Foundation Feature Fellowship, and a Semifinalist in the 2020 Academy Nicholl’s Fellowship, for his feature screenplay, Tyrone and The Looking Glass.

Arnon Manor is an independent filmmaker, writer, producer, and director. His recent credits include producing and directing the indie web-series, Mondays. Arnon grew up in Europe, where he started his career as a CG animator and visual effects artist, then moved to the US where he has continued to create and oversee the visual effects on countless features as an artist, supervisor, producer and studio executive. His range of visual effects credits include comedies such as This is the End, The Interview, 21Jump Street, action such as Captain Phillips, Fury, The Equalizer, and CG hybrid-animated movies such as Stuart Little 2, Garfield and Peter Rabbit.

Will McCormack & Michael Govier are making their directorial debut with, If Anything Happens I Love You.  McCormack and Govier are producers, writers, actors and directors.  McCormack wrote Toy Story 4 and Celeste and Jesse Forever.  Govier has written multiple short films, plays and performed on TV and commercials.

Ramin Zahed is Editor in Chief of Animation Magazine and will be the moderator of this multi-headed presentation.

Register below, go to Netflix anytime to view each of these animations, and then catch the LIVE presentation at this time:

Friday, January 15th, at 10:00am PST / 6:00pm UK / 19:00 CET

Register to participate for free HERE:


VIEW Conference 2020 On-Demand Edition   

Tickets are also now available for VIEW Conference 2020 On-Demand Edition!!
Watch up to 114 sessions from the recent VIEW Online conference at your convenience, plus five bonus talks!

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