Next up in the SVA Features series is Chris Prynoski (BFA 1994 Animation), co-founder of the renowned animation studio Titmouse, Inc., which he opened in 2000 with his wife and fellow SVA alumnus Shannon Prynoski (BFA 1994 Film and Video). Titmouse is best known for their work on the Guitar Hero game cinematics, the short film Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation, and television series such as Metalocalypse, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai, DJ & the Fro, Community, The Venture Bros., Freaknik: The Musical and Superjail!.
In the video below, Mr. Prynoski talks about launching Titmouse, what it takes to make it in animation and what he learned during his time at SVA:
In addition, Nerdland (watch a trailer below), Titmouse’s first feature film, which was directed by Chris Prynoski and stars Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt, is having its world premiere on Thursday, April 14th, 8:30pm at the SVA Theatre as part of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Tickets for the screening, which is opening the Viewpoints section of the fest, go on sale Tuesday, March 29 (click here to reserve).
From tribecafilm.com: “Nerdland is an R-rated cartoon comedy about celebrity, excess, and two showbiz nobodies, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliott (Patton Oswalt), with a plan to become famous—or even infamous—by the end of the night. Featuring an army of comedy cameos including Hannibal Buress, Laraine Newman, Mike Judge, Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome, and Molly Shannon.”