About Bubbles and the people behind the film.
“Bubbles” is an upcoming 3D animated short film on climate change, renewable fuels, friendship and the joy of doing science. It is about team work, acceptance and respect and that if we join forces and work together, we will be able to realize alternative energy systems which could make us independent from fossil fuels. We are a team of scientists and artists who believe that we can all be Sophie and contribute with our thoughts, ideas and activities to a sustainable future of our planet.
For the past 9 years, Quintin has been producing animation for billion-dollar and publicly traded clients via his own studio, The Seagull Company. He is also currently the Outsource Manager for MediaLab 3D Solutions, a Computer Graphics company in Tampa, FL. Quintin has a passion for using animation to tell stories and has worked on projects with clients and artists in over 25 counties. He holds a degree in finance from The University of Texas at Austin, and two masters from Harvard University focusing on using animation to communicate science.
Dick is a chemist by training, storyteller at heart, and pragmatist in action. As research professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, he co-founded and led the Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI) as Managing Director. He was invited by the U.S. Department of State in 2016 to keynote the inaugural U.N. Science, Technology, and
Innovation Forum. Dick holds a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University and B.S. in chemistry from UC Berkeley. He also serves on the non-profit board of
Untamed Science, an Emmy-award-winning science/educational filmmaking organization.
Katharina is currently a Leopoldina Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology where her research focuses on natural and artificial photosynthesis and the usage of solar energy in space. Previously she realized solar-assisted hydrogen
production in microgravity environment as a research fellow at the European Space Agency. Katharina received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Imperial College London. Propelled by her B.A. in Cultural Sciences, she is constantly linking theatre, film, and outreach activities to her passion for solar energy research.
EMILY OKIN - ART DIRECTOR
A lifelong artist and dreamer, Emily spent much of her younger years doodling in spiral bound notebooks. Receiving a merit scholarship, she enrolled in The School of the Art Institute of Chicago devoting her studies to film, animation, and illustration. She contributed to the design of Sophie and visual style of Bubbles as a visual development artist before beginning work as the film’s Art Director. Emily seeks to draw and, in her own way, experiment with creative expression