Animation Director Patrick Smith and Producer Kaori Ishida

Director Patrick Smith:
Patrick Smith is known for his metaphorical hand drawn short films, as well as his experimental stop motion films. His formative years were spent as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney, and animation director for MTV. Smith is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts.

Producer Kaori Ishida:
Kaori Ishida is a Japanese translator and cultural historian who has worked through-out Japan, Southeast Asia, and the US. For the past six years Kaori has produced and collaborated on several award winning animated short films. Prior to her work in animation, she translated for publications like Vice Magazine, and has consulted for corporations like Panasonic and Komatsu.

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