About the team

Dash Shaw (Director, Writer) is a cartoonist and animator whose latest graphic novel, Cosplayers arrived September 2016 from Fantagraphics Books. His other recent books include Doctors, New School, BodyWorld and Bottomless Belly Button. His animated works include Wheel of Fortune, the Sigur Ros video and Sundance selection Seraph (co-written with John Cameron Mitchell), and the 2009 IFC web series The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD. He wrote and directed the independent animated feature My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (starring the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon) which recently played at film festivals around the world, and had a U.S. theatrical release in April this year. He was a 2010 Sundance Labs fellow, a 2014-2015 Cullman Center fellow, and a 2016 MacDowell Colony fellow.

Jane Samborski (Animation Director, Producer) is half the creative team at Slobs and Nags, an independent animation company. She is the lead animator of the feature film My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea which has shown internationally, including at the Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI Fest, and the Berlinale. Other works include Seraph, a 2013 Sundance selection, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD for IFC, and a contribution to the anthology documentary The Film Ballad of Mamadada.

Cryptozoo is a Cinereach grantee.

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