Who is Chaz Bottoms?
“Chaz Bottoms is a director, animator, writer and owner of CBA Studios. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, he received his BFA in Animation from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in Toonboom, AfroPunk, Vibe Magazine, ImFromCleveland.com and Saint Heron.
Chaz’s short films Hello, The Creator, Touche Toupee and A Walk to School have premiered globally, winning multiple awards. His 2016 film Introvert was apart of Season 6 of ABFF Independent and is currently airing on AspireTV. His 2017 film All Kids Go to Hell premiered at Cannes Short Film Corner, Cleveland International, on ToonBoom, AfroPunk and was featured in an Art Gallery during Summer 2018 in Taiwan. In 2018 Chaz co-directed The Indies: An Animated Short, a film that raised $50,000 on Kickstarter to produce and is currently airing on RevoltTV.
Chaz has collaborated and produced content for Springhill, Lil Nas X, Adult Swim, Steve Harvey Global, John Legend, Sesame Street, TBS, Sony Music, Columbia Records, Atlantic Records, Snapchat, Footlocker, and Nike SB. He has worked as a character designer for Nickelodeon Animation. He is currently a Story Artist at Netflix Animation.
Chaz’s next short film, BATTU: An Animated Musical is coming 2022.
Chaz is repped by Blue Key Management & ICM Partners.” (source)
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