CHRISTOPHER GUINNESS + LEIZELLE GUINNESS
Trinidad & Tobago | 2012 | 11 mins
“POTHOUND,” tells the story of a street dog who could.
“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)