Philip Pelletier - Writer / Composer
"Frogtown" is the latest creation from award-winning writer/producer Philip Pelletier. Known to occasionally sit in puddles and eat flies, he has won numerous awards, including Best Director at the LA International Film Festival, Grand Prize at The NY Funny Shorts Fest, and a Media Masters Award. Official selections in over 75 film festivals worldwide, his work has been honored at the Lucille Ball Comedy Museum and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Prior to "One Night In Frogtown", Pelletier composed, conducted & produced the music for the Emmy-Award-winning children´s television series “Rapmatazz” for ABC-TV. A prolific composer and surprisingly strong swimmer, he has created film & television scores for Amblin´ Entertainment, CBS, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers. Pelletier enjoys working with all kinds of musicians, (human and otherwise), from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra to the Wille Nelson Band.
Pelletier made a splash in the world of animation when he co-founded the award-winning Swankytown Studios (www.swankytown.com) in 1998 with partner Verne Lindner, and was named one of Animation Magazine´s top 15 digital animation producers. His work has been featured in the NY Times, Wired, Premiere, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and BBC World News.
Pelletier graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film-Scoring Composition, which he received from BB King. Pelletier also attended Bard College, where he spent many enjoyable hours discussing cinema with Adolfas Mekas and drinking tiny cups of unusually strong lithuanian coffee.
Pelletier enjoys a semi-aquatic lifestyle on the Oregon Coast with his partner Heather and her daughter Christina, happily hopping about by day and croaking contently at night.
Verne Lindner - Illustrator
Verne Lindner has been drawing and lettering ever since she can remember. In the last 15 years, she´s been lucky enough to have done a lot it for many of the country´s largest advertising agencies, film studios and corporations.
Verne works in ink, paint, gold leaf, pixels, walnut bark, goosefeathers, and, just once, a mop soaked in sumi. She has animated and created special effects for clients as diverse as The Oregon State Parks and Pixar and USA Networks.
Verne lives and works in Portland, Oregon.