OUT THERE: Behind the Scenes of IFC’s Newest Animated Comedy
Friday, February 1st – 10:50am – 11:35am
Moscone Center West, Room 2005
Hear from Emmy-winning director and producer Ryan Quincy, and members of his creative team, Craig Hartin, Animation Producer and Tony Gama-Lobo, Executive Producer, as they share how their new animated series, OUT THERE, evolved from a kernel of an idea into a a full 10-episode season, both creatively and technically. OUT THERE follows the coming-of-age adventures of Chad, his little brother Jay and best friend Chris. The show staff will share video out takes, clips from the yet to air premier episode, and a discussion of their behind the scenes creative process followed by live audience Q&A.
Ryan Quincy moved from Nebraska to Los Angeles in 1997 to work in animation and began working on South Park from 1998 to 2012, where he was a two time Emmy®-winning animation director and producer. Quincy’s most proud of his upcoming animated show, Out There, premiering in February on IFC. Quincy’s personal work combines elements of the ordinary and the strange, and features a cast of hairy, animalistic characters. How they look on the outside is a reflection of how they feel on the inside. It’s a world of childlike innocence mixed with the bizarre and melancholy that make you smile and sometimes cringe. He also functions as director, character designer, and voice of the main character, Chad Stevens.
Tony Gama-Lobo and his writing partner (and wife), Rebecca May, spent seven seasons on FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animated series King of the Hill, rising to co-executive producers. While with the show, they were nominated for an Emmy Award, two WGA Awards and an Annie Award. They have written pilots for ABC, CBS and FOX. In 2012 they joined Out There as writers and Executive Producers.
Raised on a farm in rural Alabama, Craig Hartin never thought he would see the bright lights of Hollywood… boy was he right. Doomed to stay in the South forever, Craig only made it as far as Atlanta, where sometime in the late 1970′s he met a guy who knew a guy that talked to a guy that needed an animator for a pilot called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” Craig became that animator. Over the course of his twelve years on “Aqua Teen,” Craig worked his way up from animator to director / producer on that show, and has similar credits on many others including “The Brak Show,” “Sealab 2021,” “Perfect Hair Forever,” ”12 oz. Mouse,” “Freakshow,” “Archer” and “Squidbillies.” Currently, Craig is working as Head of Production for Bento Box Animation Studios Atlanta on two new animated series – IFC’s “Out There” by Ryan Quincy and a new series for Hulu by Seth Meyers.