Toby Cochran

Toby Cochran, Founder and creative force behind Big Grin Productions, boasts over 18 years of animation and production expertise. His roles span story artist, writer, and director, consistently infusing projects with heart and backed by thorough research. With a global impact in mind, Toby has successfully led teams across various entertainment realms, including games, commercials, live-action, and animated series. His dedication extends to creating original intellectual properties. A seasoned story artist, Toby has worked on projects with SoftBank Robotics, Marvel, ReelFX, and most recently Kuku Studios. His work stands as a testament to unwavering dedication, integrating research-driven authenticity and heartfelt storytelling into every endeavor.

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.