What is your name and your current occupation?
Shaun Cashman and currently Iâ€™m the Supervising Director on a new Disney series being produced at Titmouse, Inc. called â€œRandy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninjaâ€!
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Before animation I was a working artist back East in Connecticut, working at a newspaper in the advertising and marketing department designing ads, campaigns and marketing materials and doing some freelance illustrations as well. But right out of art school I was a construction laborer for a few years, short-order cook, worked in a retail and also ran lights and the sound board for a couple of local, hometown bands on the weekends. I did have a brush with the world of film production when I wasÂ an Associate Producer, sound man, 2nd unit photographer, set builder and driver for a small live-action company.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Right off the bat, my first gig in the business was on â€œThe Simpsonâ€™sâ€ and I was lucky enough at that time to have been at Film Roman when Phil Roman still ran the place and it was a place where you had opportunity to learn, advance and grow, especially on that show. I came on 5th Season in 1993 with NO actual animation production experience and eventually worked my way up through the ranks of being able to direct my first episode and from that point I was offered to direct fulltime on â€œKing Of The Hillâ€, also being produced at Film Roman. So my time on â€œThe Simpsonâ€™sâ€ will always hold a special place in Continue reading