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Sarah Mercey is one of Canada’s most successful animation and film professionals. During her years in the business, Sarah has been an integral part of a dozen of the most financially successful and critically awarded films in Hollywood. She has worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Blue Sky Animation. Some of her credits include Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Toy Story 3, and Lilo & Stitch.
In 2010, Sarah steered her expertise in the field of animation toward focusing on developing stories for film. Sarah has helped write, develop and storyboard projects for films such as Rio 2 and the upcoming Ferdinand and several other films for Blue Sky-Fox Animation.
In addition to her story work, Sarah co-directed, art directed and co-wrote a Christmas Special for the CBC called The Magic Hockey Skates for which she received a Canadian Screen Award.
In 2014, after many years in the animation industry, Sarah returned to school in New York City. She recently graduated, again, and this time with a diploma for acting/directing theatre and film, with a focus on the work of Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams.
She is also loves writing. In 2017 she completed a feature screenplay that will film in 2018 and is developing her next story.
Sarah has been asked to share her knowledge at a number of speaking engagements including representing Pixar at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
This painting was created for an exhibit celebrating Roald Dahl at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. The artists were asked make art inspired by but not from their favourite Roald Dhal book. This is a mugshot of Mr. Fox three years after the book takes place and after being nabbed by the Police on charges of grand theft poultry. Digital painting. 4'x3'.