Troy Quane

Troy will be leading the talk, CHANGING SHAPE: The Making of Nimona on Thursday 22nd , and the Workshop,“LETS BREAK STUFF!”: How to defy expectations in your story structure on Thursday 22nd.

Troy Quane is a Canadian film director and 27-year veteran of the animation industry. Following his feature film directing debut on SPIES IN DISGUISE (2019), he has just completed directing his second feature film NIMONA, based on the award winning graphic novel of the same name by ND Stevenson.

In 1995, having studied Classical Animation at Sheridan College in Oakville ON, he began his career as a traditional animator for Walt Disney Animation Canada. Troy continued as a Senior Animator on various top end commercials and feature films until 2005, when he accepted the opportunity to work as Storyboard Supervisor on the critically acclaimed live-action Disney film ENCHANTED. Troy continued working in the story department for various studios which ultimately led him to direct the twenty-two-minute short film THE SMURFS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2011) for SONY Pictures. Additional film credits include Fox Feature Animation’s TITAN A.E. (2000), Warner Bros. Feature Animation’s OSMOSIS JONES (2001), Universal’s CURIOUS GEORGE (2006), 9 (2009) for Focus Features, Aardman Animation’s ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (2011), SONY Pictures Animation’s HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) and Blue Sky Studios feature films THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015), ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (2016) and the Academy Award®-nominated film FERDINAND (2017).