Worker Studio
IndustryCGI animation
Motion pictures
Founded2009
FounderMichael "Ffish" Hemschoot
HeadquartersCentennial, Colorado, USA
Key people
Michael Hemschoot, Founder
Jason Cangialosi, Partner
Barry Kooser, Former Partner
Productsanimated films
Websiteworker-studio.com

Worker Studio is an American animation and visual effects company based in Centennial, Colorado, founded in 2009 by Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot. The company has provided visual effects for a number of short films including Angela Bettis' segment E is for Exterminate in the horror anthology film The ABCs of Death.[1] In 2013, the studio began developing an animated adaptation of Phil Hartman's comedy album, Phil Hartman's Flat TV, which was posthumously released in 2002 after he performed and recorded it in 1978.[2][3] The studio is also the production company behind the animated documentary John Ross: American, based on the life of World War II pilot John H. Ross.[4]

Former Disney Artist Barry Kooser joined the studio as a partner and Chief Creative Officer until 2015. Hemschoot and Kooser met while teaching animation at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.[5]

In 2017, the studio released an original animated, stop motion short film, titled Camping a la Bergman, a parody inspired to be an homage to Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, by utilizing black and white cinematography, somber classical music and existential Swedish dialogue.[6] The short appeared at a number of film festivals, including Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival and StopTrik International Film Festival. It was broadcast on Colorado Public Television and streaming on e360TV, a VOD platform.[7][8][9]


References

  1. ^ Scheib, Richard. "THE ABCS OF DEATH". Moria. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry. "Worker Studio to Produce Phil Hartman's Flat TV". Animation Scoop. IndieWire. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ Adams, Erik. "Phil Hartman's Flat TV lets the late comic performer voice one final cartoon". Onion Inc. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  4. ^ Reeves, Mary. "Old tales for new times: WW2 pilot's story to be filmed". Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ Porter, Steve. "Worker Studio makes moving messages to help companies share stories". InnovatioNews. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Camping à la Bergman (2017)". IMDB. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  7. ^ "CAMPING A LA BERGMAN (CAMPING A LA... SERIES)". cinando.com. Cinando. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Camping a la Bergman". e360tv.com. e360tv.
  9. ^ "Camping a la Bergman". www.stoptrik.com. StopTrik. Retrieved 3 April 2019.