Dan Sousa, Jake Mahaffy and Jeff Sias attended the Film/Animation/Video program together at RISD. Bryan, Dan and Jeff are all teaching production courses in the Film Department including: Senior Degree Project, Intro to Animation & Experimental Film Techniques.
Dan graduated from RISD with his film Carnal Ground.
Bryan & Jeff formed Handcranked Productions in 2004 and produce commercial animation and broadcast design for film, television and documentary features. The Productions studio is known for visually rich, highly textured and designed projects, mixing & melding techniques such as stop-motion animation, affected live action, miniature sets, and digital compositing. Clients include Sesame Street, HBO, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and the Truth Campaign.
OLIVE JAR ANIMATION STUDIO
Bryan, Dan and Jeff met and worked together at Boston's award-winning, commercial animation studio, Olive Jar until it's closing in August of 2001. Bryan was a full time Director and Cinematographer as well as an Associate Creative Director. Dan was also a full time Director and Designer working in 2-D and 3-D animation. Jeff worked as a staff Director, 3-D Animator, and Fabricator.
collectively, the filmmakers have screened their work
Sundance, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, SXSW, New York Underground, Chicago, Ottawa Animation, CineVegas, Cinematexas, Full Frame Documentary, Anima Mundi, World Animation Celebration, Munich, Chicago Underground, Stockholm, IndieLisboa, Torun and others...