Colin Levy is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco, and currently working in Amsterdam on an animated proof-of-concept based on a Dutch comic property, Agent 327. Previously he worked as a Layout Artist at Pixar Animation Studios, where he designed shots for seven projects including Inside Out and Finding Dory, and served as Director of Photography for the short film Lava. Before joining Pixar, he directed the animated short film Sintel for the Blender Foundation in Amsterdam, which has over 6M views online, as well as several other award-winning short films in live-action. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011.
PIXAR CREDITS :
The Good Dinosaur
Toy Story of Terror
HONORS & AWARDS:
SCAD 2016 Emerging Alumni Award
SIGGRAPH 2015 Panelist / Pixar's Lava: "Moving Mountains"
Speaker at Quabila Film Festival 2015 in Cairo, Egypt
Panelist at NFFTY 2013: "Create A Career: Life After NFFTY"
Best Short Animation - 3D World Magazine CG Award 2011: "Sintel"
Jury Award for Best Short - Charleston IFF 2012: "The Secret Number"
Selected as Mentee by director Brenda Chapman for Motivarti 2011
YoungArts Silver Award - NFAA 2007 [incl. for context; met Martin Scorsese!]
Coverage on The Huffington Post
Coverage on io9
Audio Interview on The Collective Podcast
Audio Interview on BlenderGuru Podcast
Video Interview w/Andrew Price
Making Movies is Hard Podcast: Interview + Critique [Ep 24 | Ep 26 | Ep 47 | Ep 48]
Text Interview on Under the Gun Review
Text Interview on CaféCG
Text Interview on Articles of Antiquity