Mantis Parable is my first film, my foray into the world
of linear story-telling. Prior to accepting a position at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007 I spent 13 years developing computer games where the purpose is to allow the player
discover the world, choose their own path, unveil the story at their
own pace. It's up to them. This time, it was up to me. During the creation of the film I spent my days as the Art and Visual Design Director for Cyan
Worlds, Inc. helping develop most recently - Uru:
Ages Beyond Myst. The Mantis Parable was a labor of love, and was created entirely by me alone (story, visuals, animation, sound, and music) over an 18-month period in my spare time.
The Mantis Parable has been a runaway international success winning awards at top festivals around the globe and qualifying (twice!) for consideration for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category. Feel free to email me with questions and comments, and most of all, enjoy the project! ;)
***UPDATE: THE MANTIS PARABLE SPECIAL EDITION DVD IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!***