Adrian Ochoa

Adrian is an award winning Producer. Prior to joining Big Grin, Adrian worked at Pixar Animation Studios, Playstudios and Penrose Studios. As a kid, Adrian was fascinated by Storytelling, Animation, VFX, Films and Computers. That passion has never gone away. Studio Ghibli has Toshio Suzuki and Big Grin has Adrian Ochoa. He thrives at being part of the creative team working on amazing projects. His credits included Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E, Cars 2, Monsters University, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. He’s also worked on many animated shorts including Cars Toons, Day and Night, various live-action shorts and the award winning VR animated short film Arden's Wake. He also produced over 45 mobile games, including three with Shaquille O’Neal. Adrian loves writing short and feature film scripts, and video production. If he’s not in Napa enjoying some tasty cabernets you can find him cruising old cars or spending time with his family.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/27 3:15PM - 4:15PM

Animation for Impact: LUKi & the Lights

Room 207 | Toby Cochran, Adrian Ochoa

Animation has the power to change people's lives. Join the Big Grin team as they share their 2 1/2 year journey of making LUKi & the Lights, the first animated character with ALS. In this panel, we will discuss the steps of creating an independent short film, unexpected challenges, how to work with clients who don’t understand the animation process, and utilizing Unreal Engine, while delivering on a life touching subject. Q&A to follow.