As a compliment to TAC, Ottawa 05 presents advance screenings of all Adult and Children's TV series in Official Competition. This is your chance to see some of the best new series from Canada and around the world.

TAC TV Competition Screening 1
Wednesday, September 21, 1:30 pm (Château Laurier Adam Room) Running time: 52:37 mins.
   

Codename: Kids Next Door ‘Operation: A.R.C.H.I.V.E.' [2004]
Mr. Warburton & Guy Moore
Curious Pictures / USA / Betacam SP / 12:00
G – Television Series for Children
Cel

The true, horrible history of the genesis of the Grown-Ups vs. Kids conflict.

Mr. Warburton is the creator and executive producer of Cartoon Network's ”sooper hit original series” Codename: Kids Next Door. He has previously served as a director for Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City, lead character designer for Disney's Pepper Ann, and spent five years at commercial studio J.J. Sedlemaier Productions where he served as production designer on the first season of MTV's Beavis and Butthead, director on new episodes of Schoolhouse Rock and Saturday Night Live's TV Funhouse and stayed up late animating lots of commercials for various clients. Mr. Warburton started out as an intern at Buzzco Associates and afterwards as a layout assistant for Nickelodeon's Doug. He is twelve years old.

Guy Moore is a New York City-based animation director and storyboard artist. His credits include MTV's Downtown and Daria, Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City and 5+ seasons of Codename: Kids Next Door.
   

Coolman! ‘Hootchy Kootchy Haiku' [2004]
Arna Selznick & John van Bruggen
Nelvana Limited / Canada / Betacam SP / 5:00
F – Television Series for Adults
Flash

Lovelorn Lester enrolls in a poetry class to impress a co-worker.


Arna Selznick began her animation career at Nelvana, as a layout artist on the studio's first feature, Rock and Rule. Arna went on to become the first woman to direct an animated feature-length film, The Carebear Movie, in 1984. The film won the Golden Reel award as the highest grossing Canadian film of that year. Over the next two decades, she went on to helm the Gemini Award-winning series, Little Bear and the direct-to-video special, Back to School With Franklin, scripted by her husband, John Van Bruggen. Arna storyboards for animated series and feature films.

John Van Bruggen loved to draw and tell stories from an early age. John studied Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art and took his graduating year in Florence, Italy. A year later, he lived and painted in Amsterdam, the city of his father's birth. Upon his return to Canada, John moved to Toronto where he got a job as a layout artist at the animation studio, Nelvana. There, he met his wife and Dancing Monkeys partner, Arna Selznick. After helming various animated series, including the Gemini Award-winning Jim Henson's Dog City, John went on to direct Franklin and the Green Knight, a direct-to-video feature film. John also writes for animation and recently completed a feature-length script, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure. In his spare time John plays drums with a group of artist and animator friends who, aptly, call themselves The Noodlers.
   

The Secret Show ‘Lucky Leo' [2004]
Tony Collingwood & Andrea Tran
Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment Ltd. / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 13:18
G – Television Series for Children
2D computer

Super secret agents Victor and Anita battle the only villain born with the lucky gene – Lucky Leo.

Andrea Tran was born in 1970. She trained as an animator in Rome, where she started her career working on animated series, commercials and feature films. Andrea carried on her training at Associates in Art, Los Angeles. After moving to London in 1997, she worked on a number of projects as a storyboard/layout artist, designer and art director. Her directorial debut was the 52-episode TV series Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! (2002), co-directed with Tony Collingwood, which she also designed. Andrea is currently co-directing the TV series The Secret Show, for whichs he also created the retro-inspired visual look.
Tony Collingwood trained as an animator at Liverpool Polytechnic. He went on to The National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield, England where he wrote, animated and directed his first film Rarg. After leaving film school in 1988, he founded Tony Collingwood Productions (now Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment) with producer, Christopher O'Hare and has been both writing and directing animation professionally ever since. He has directed all of Collingwood O'Hare's programmes, creating many of the original formats and contributing to the writing of individual episodes.
     

The Newsroom ‘Learning to Fly' [2004]
Ken Finkleman & Dave Thomas
Cuppa Coffee Studios, 100 Percent Film & Television Inc. / Canada / Betacam SP / 22:19
F – Television Series for Adults
2D computer, rotoscope, Flash

It is the End of the World in all dimensions.

Ken Finkleman has written, produced, directed and starred in multiple television projects. He co-owns Toronto-based production company 100 Percent Film & Television Inc. with long-time partner Jan Peter Meyboom.
Dave Thomas has worked independently and in commercial studios on projects that encompass stop-motion animation, pixilation, cel, cutout and live-action. Since joining Cuppa Coffee, Dave has directed numerous productions that range from commercials to television series for such clients as TMN, AAC Kids, HBO and Sesame Workshop.
   
TAC TV Competition Screening 2
Thursday, September 22, 1:30 pm (Château Laurier Adam Room) Running time: 51:32 mins.
   

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law ‘Birdgirl of Guantanamole' [2005]
Richard Ferguson-Hull
Turner Studios / USA / Betacam SP / 11:32
F – Television Series for Adults
Flash

Birdgirl sets out to prove her superhero and litigating skills in the offices of Sebben and Sebben.


Rich Ferguson-Hull is the Supervising Director for Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, part of Cartoon Network's late night animation block. Previously Ferguson-Hull spent nine years at Olive Jar Studios of Boston and Los Angeles, first as director, animator and later as Creative Director. He is currently represented for commercial work through Global Mechanic. Rich received his BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan University. He works from his studio in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
   

Peppa Pig ‘Cousin Chloé' [2004]
Neville Astley & Mark Baker
Astley Baker Davies, Contender Ent. Group / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 5:00
G – Television Series for Children
Flash

Peppa's cousin Chloé comes to visit, so now Peppa has to play by someone else's rules.

Neville Astley and Mark Baker have a large number of collaborations, many of which have gone on win a wide range of prizes. Awards include Annecy 2001, British Animation Awards (BAA) 2000, Sicaf, Seoul 2001 and Fan International Festival, UK 2001 for the animated series The Big Knights. Their 1999 animated short Jolly Roger was nominated for both the British and American Academy Awards, as well as the Cartoon D'Or, and won the Special Jury Award at Annecy. They also won a British Academy Award, one of a dozen prizes and nominations awarded to their 1988 short The Hill Farm.
   

My Life As a Teenage Robot ‘Killgore' [2005]
Rob Renzetti
Nickelodeon Animation Studio / USA / Betacam SP / 11:00
G – Television Series for Children
Animated objects

Killgore doggedly tries to capture Jenny to prove to the Cluster that he would be a valuable member of their group.


Rob Renzetti moved from his home on the outskirts of Chicago to Los Angeles in 1990. After two years at Cal Arts, he worked briefly as an animator in Spain before returning to California. His credits include Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack and Robot Jones as well as the shorts programs at Nickelodeon and Hanna Barbera. In 2002 the original Teenage Robot short was given the green light to go to series.
   

Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show ‘Episode 104’ [2004]
Chris Hinton, Harold Moss, Paul Demeyer & Scott Ingalls
Acme Filmworks / USA / Betacam SP / 24:00
F – Television Series for Adults
Mixed media

A live improv comedy show mixed with different styles and techniques of animation.

Chris Hinton is a multi-award-winning animator who has worked for the National Film Board, the CBC and several commercial animation studios. Born in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario, Chris has animated, written, directed and produced over a dozen NFB films, as well as a number of animated films as an independent filmmaker.
Harold Moss is the founder and creative director of FlickerLab, a multimedia design and animation studio producing editorial, broadcast, film and TV projects. With a handmade, painterly style that is FlickerLab's signature, Moss' work is the antithesis of the clean-lined cartoons of yesteryear. His offbeat graphics reinvigorate the craft, with a unique and contemporary point-of-view.
Paul DeMeyer has become one of the great creators of drawn animation and directors of 3D/CGI. DeMeyer studied animation with Raoul Servais before obtaining a Masters degree at the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, and worked in London as a commercial director with Richard Purdum.
Scott Ingalls attended Cal Arts in Southern California, and after finishing his B.A, he was then hired by Cal Arts to teach live action filmmaking and film techniques. During this time, Scott worked for Special Effects Unlimited and produced and directed his first promotional spots. Known for his adaptive use of tools, techniques and skill at improvisation, Ingalls has used virtually every style of animation, often incorporating and directing live-action for his commercials.