Our company is an animation department of two experienced stop-motion specialists: Philip Eddolls and Evan DeRushie. Since 2009 we've been immersed in the world of hands-on animation - each creating a diverse collection of short films, music videos and commercials. Having grown up in the culture of DIY filmmaking, we've naturally taken on roles of animator, director, designer, cinematographer, compositor, and whatever else was needed to make our ideas come to life. Together we have many years of experience as character animators for broadcast series with Cuppa Coffee Animation, on the major motion picture "The Little Prince" (2015), and on numerous commercials. Our similar skill-sets and passion for the insanity of stop-frame animation have brought us together to form Stop Motion Department.
Loves short formats, quick communication and comedy. Born in the UK. Interned at stop-motion studios since age 15. After college worked at the NFB, then learned the ropes at Cuppa Coffee. Worked with Acme Film Works and The Electric Company as a director on several Sesame Street interstitials and many commercials and music videos. Directed first season of "Anaana's Tent" - an educational children's series on APTN that mixes animation, puppets, and live action. Co-Wrote and directed "Mia and the Monsters," and currently writing for season 2.
Evan DeRushie is originally from Hamilton ON, Canada. He has been involved with a wide array of stop-motion productions for many years, including "The Little Prince," where he acted as second unit supervisor as well as animator. In his spare time, Evan helps to run the Toronto Animated Image Society, which is an artist-run production centre for independent animation artists. He has directed and animated two award-winning short films that have played in festivals worldwide: The Fox and the Chickadee, and Birdlime.
You can see more of Evan's work here: www.evanderushie.com