CREATIVE DIRECTOR - DIRECTOR
Greg Huculak is an award-winning conceptual artist, production designer and director who’s worked in animation for more than 17 years. He is co-founder of Flying Kraken Creative Studios, a boutique, Canadian-based imaginarium that produces original content. He’s developed visual and/or art direction for Disney XD, Silvergate Media, eOne Entertainment, Hulu, Gaumont, Nick Jr., Breakthrough Entertainment, PBS, Nelvana, Hit UK, Bento Box, DHX, Spin Master, Saban, and many more.
He’s done original design for Word World (PBS), Ready Jet Go! (PBS), Mother Up (Hulu), Sunny Day, and Corner Gas (CTV), to name a few. He’s also worked for major animation studios in Australia and Canada, including a seven-year stint with Bardel Entertainment, where he worked as senior designer, creative director and director of development. While there he wrote, directed and designed multiple pilots that were given a greenlight with 4Kids, YTV and Teletoon. He graduated with honours from Sheridan College Classical Animation Program and has a degree in fine arts.
PRODUCER - CONTENT CREATOR
Rose-Ann Tisserand has worked as a production executive for 18 years, specializing in feature animation, episodic TV and client/broadcaster management. She has more than 200 hours of award-winning film and television credits, and is the co-founder of Flying Kraken Creative Studios, a boutique, Canadian-based imaginarium that produces original animation content. As a co-creator/producer, she currently has a series titled “Pop in Park” with TVO, and has been contracted as a consulting creative executive for several series in development.
She was supervising producer at Bardel Entertainment for more than seven years; a supervising producer at New Machine Studios, where she worked on six feature films, including Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”; and chief operating officer for Twenty One Inc. where pre-vis services were provided on “Superman: Man of Steel” (WB), “Arthur Christmas” (Aardman/Sony), and more. She is a mentor for up-and-coming filmmakers at Telus Storyhive, a Spark Leadership board member, chair of Spark Animation Business Symposium, and a founding member of Drawn Together Vancouver, an organization whose mandate is to advance women in the art, technical and business sectors of the animation and visual effects industry, creating greater diversity and equality in storytelling.