I can't remember not wanting to be an animator. My earliest animation memory is discussing Fantasia with my family and telling them that I wanted to do that for a living. Back then I had no idea what it was going to take to reach my dreams but the more I learned about the world of animation the more I was hooked.
I remember when my mom told me about this school she had heard about... Sheridan College. I studied at Sheridan and was there for the final graduating class of the 3 year classical animation diploma program. My first animation job after graduating took me to Ottawa, a beautiful city and home of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival.
Chasing my animation dream has taken me to Toronto, Vancouver, Oakville, Ottawa, Sydney (Australia) and San Francisco.
I am currently taking time away from the animation industry to work on my independent film. It's a 3 minute hand animated short set in the 1950's. I've been working on this passion project since 2009. I share work in progress for this film on my blog. (Link at the top of this page!)
Please have a look around my website! You can connect me on the contact page. I'd love to hear from you!
-Andrea K Haid