Aubry Mintz has worked as a feature animator (ILM, Square USA) and directed projects for Smirnoff, McDonald's, MuchMusic and General Mills, and the Canadian rock band Rush.
As animation producer Mintz worked on several projects including; a short animated film about war-torn Syria with UNICEF/NFB/ASIFA-Hollywood, "Airship Dracula" with voice talent Paul Sorvino, and Alan Tudyk, and music by The Sadies, and “Nothing to Say” a short animated film (which he also wrote/directed/animated) narrated by Danny Aiello which received official selections at 41 festivals and won awards at Australia Independent Film Festival, Arctic Film Festival (a United Nations SDG Initiative), Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Anchorage Film Festival and a finalist at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Children’s Cinema Awards, and Oakland Short Film Festival.
Co-author for the book “Ideas for the Animated Short” 2nd Edition, and writer for Animation Magazine, AnimationScoop.com, and IndieWire.com, Mintz presented at several companies and conferences including; Disney Feature Animation, Blue Sky Animation Studios, and DreamWorks Animation, San Diego Comic-Con, SIGGRAPH, and CTNX. Aubry was also a guest host on TV's Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for a 4-hour program consulting on animated short films from the National Film Board of Canada.
As an educator, Aubry developed college animation programs as chair of the animation at Laguna College of Art and Design, Director of Animation and VFX at Chapman University, and is currently a Professor of Animation at CSULB where he also served as Director of the School of Art. Mintz is also on the board of Directors at ASIFA-Hollywood.
- Diploma, Sheridan College, 1997
Collaboration, Animation filmmaking, Producing, Directing, Animated performance, Story, Storyboarding, Character Design, Film analysis, and film structure.
“Nothing to Say” a short animated film (produced, directed, written, designed, and animated by Mintz) narrated by Danny Aiello, received official selections at 41 festivals (including Oscar-qualifying Edmonton International Film Festival and Tirana International Film Festival) and won awards at Australia Independent Film Festival, Arctic Film Festival (a United Nations SDG Initiative), Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Anchorage Film Festival, NFMLA, Canada Shorts and a finalist at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Children’s Cinema Awards, and Oakland Short Film Festival.