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Neil Burns


Neil Burns is an animator and director. He got into animation by accident. After graduating from the Emily Carr School of Art, he was introduced to animation when someone recommended him to animate a dancing skeleton for the Colin James music video, Saviour. He worked in stop motion animation for the CBC series What It’s Like Being Alone and the Disney series Jojo’s Circus as well as on portions of Aaron Woodley’s 2003 feature Rhinoceros Eyes. Edison & Leo, his first feature film, was billed as Canada’s first stop-motion animated feature. It had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. He completed a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at York University.

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