Chaz Bottoms

Welcome! Chaz Bottoms here - director, animator, writer and owner of CBA Studios. 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 director/animator who specializes in full service animation production, illustration, and storyboard work. My work has appeared in Toonboom, AfroPunkVibe Magazine, and Saint Heron.

In addition to freelancing, I am also an award winning short film director. My short films HelloNightmare 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, on ToonBoom and AfroPunk and was featured in an Art Gallery during Summer 2018 in Taiwan. In 2018 I co-directed The Indies: An Animated Short, a film that raised $50,000 on Kickstarter to produce. Currently looking for in-house/remote studio work.

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