Welcome! Chaz Bottoms here - director, animator, writer, storyboard and character design artist. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, I received my BFA in Animation from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA I am a freelance artist who specializes in animation production, illustration, and storyboard work. My work has appeared in Toonboom, AfroPunk, Vibe Magazine, ImFromCleveland.com and Saint Heron.
My short films have premiered around the world, winning various festivals. My short films Hello, Nightmare in Cincinnati, The Creator, Touche Toupee and A Walk to School have premiered globally, winning multiple awards. My 2016 film Introvert was apart of Season 6 of ABFF Independent and is currently airing on AspireTV. My 2017 film All Kids Go to Hell has premiered at Cannes, Cleveland International and on ToonBoom and AfroPunk. I am currently directing The Indies: An Animated Short, a film that raised $50,000 on Kickstarter to produce. Currently looking for in-house/remote studio work.