My name is Christopher Dobbs Jr. and I am an animator, director, and storyteller who resides in my beloved hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. As an animator, I utilize a two dimensional animation style influenced by the cartoons I grew up watching throughout the 1990's and 2000's. I enjoy putting my fingerprints on every stage of the storytelling process from the storyboards, to animation, to providing the voices for my characters. I love learning  about the film making process and initiating myself to techniques that I have never experienced before. I also have a strong interest in digital painting and I paint my own backgrounds for all of my animated shorts.  When I am not animating, storyboarding, voice acting, painting, or drawing, I enjoy cheering for the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts and reading comic books. 

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Art and Animation and my Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Awards and Accomplishments:

2018: Official Selection in the Strausburg Film Fest (Strausburg, Virginia) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Winner- Best Animated Film at the Circle City Film Festival (Indianapolis, Indiana) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Gig Harbor Film Festival (Gig Harbor, Washington) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Cindependent Film Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Motion Pictures International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival (Portland, Oregon) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Lionshead Film Festival (Dallas, Texas) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Dragon Con Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Windy City International Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő (Gödöllő, Hungary) for Sea-Tectives,

2018: Official Selection in the Adrian International Film Festival (Adrian, Michigan) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Indy Film Fest 2018 (Indianapolis, Indiana) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Port Orchard Film Festival (Port Orchard, Washington) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Maryland International Film Festival (Hagerstown, Maryland) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Winner - Best Animated Short at the Blackbird Film Festival (Cortland, New York) for Sea-Tectives

2018: Winner- Best Animated Film at the Midwest Action Fest (Logansport, Indiana) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Ocean City Film Festival 2018 (Ocean City, Maryland) for Sea-Tectives.

2018: Official Selection in the Indie Horror Film Festival 2018 (Dekalb, Illinois) for Chasing Jenny.

2018: Official Selection in the North By Midwest Micro Budget Film Festival 2018 (Kalamazoo, Michigan) for Sea-Tectives.

2017: Semi-Finalist in the Los Angeles Cinefest 2017 for Sea-Tectives.

2017: Official Selection in the Monthly Edition of the Miami Independent Film Festival December 2017 for Sea-Tectives.

2017: Official Selection in the Austin Spotlight Film Festival (Austin, Texas) for Sea-Tectives.

2017: Nominated for Best Animated Short in the Atlanta Shortsfest 2017 (Atlanta, Georgia) for Sea-Tectives.

2017: Ball State Student Creative Arts Aspire Grant recipient.

2017: Winner - Best Student Flim at the Women in Horror Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia) for Chasing Jenny.

2016: Official Selection in the Atlanta Horror Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia) for Chasing Jenny.

2016: Official Selection in the Nightmares Film Festival 2016 (Columbus, Ohio) for Chasing Jenny.

2016: Official Selection in the 2016 Horror Hound Weekend Film Fest (Indianapolis, Indiana) for Chasing Jenny

2015: Second place award in the 49 Hour Animation Competition. (Professional Category)

2014: Fourth Place award in the 49 Hour Animation Competition. (Professional Category)

2011: First Place Award in the Indiana Uploaded Lip Sync Character Animation Competition.