CHRISTOPHER GUINNESS + LEIZELLE GUINNESS
Trinidad & Tobago | 2014 | 12 mins
“Captain T&T,” tells the story of six year old “Thin Foot” strives to become the hero of his own life.
“I’m an animator and director from Trinidad and Tobago.
Graduating from Sheridan College I have worked in the advertising industry as an Art Director at McCann Erickson and Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi and also served as President of the Caribbean chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Currently I operate a small design, film and animation agency, Bepperton. My work has won over 90 awards including 4 American Advertising National ADDY® Awards and finalist selections at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival and the 2012 Vimeo Awards in New York.
I welcome opportunities to work on projects with creative entities around the world. Also please share your videos with me, I love seeing new stuff!” (Source: Chris Guinness on Vimeo)
“I was always inspired to draw, paint and make up stories, my home country Trinidad, is filled with a rich culture full of colourful characters, folklore and history. Design always felt natural and it consumed most of my time as a child. My granny would attest to this since my canvas was diverse and included her table spreads and her newly sewed dresses. Ha! Those were great days.
I also love writing and illustrating and my dogs.
I worked in Advertising for nine years at two agencies, McCann Erickson and Saatchi & Saatchi. I won 20 local and international awards from our local AAATT to The Addy Awards. Life in advertising was an exciting rollercoaster. You learn a lot about yourself and what you’re capable of under pressure, it shapes you as a professional, it surely shaped me as an artist and made me appreciate the concept of time and work I care about.
My intention is to create work from the heart that will be remembered.” (Source: Leizelle Guinness on Behance)