Kansas City Art Institute animation students will be featured on the April 23rd show as Ryan Tonner presents “Luchadorable,” and Stuart Bury shows “My Best Friend” and his 2010 Student Academy Award winning short “Dried Up.”
Bury is a director/animator/illustrator with a hunger to tell stories, no matter what the medium. He has directed and animated five films, one of which received a Student Academy Award in 2010 and has been screened in competition in international film festivals from Bangkok to LA. Stuart currently works at Hallmark as an animator and does freelance animation and illustration. He continues to make short films in Kansas City, Mo. You can also check out Bury’s blog at http://stuartbury.blogspot.com.
Tonner is an animator and illustrator that loves creating things that entertain and makes people laugh. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 from the animation department. He recently finished an internship in New York City at Augenblick Studios working on Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans. Currently he is a freelance animator and is making many more animated shorts. Ryan is excited to settle into the independent film maker’s community in Kansas City. Check out his blog at http://ryantonner.blogspot.com/