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  • FUN FILLED

  • ANIMATED FEATURES

  • UNLIKE ANY OTHER

we're in production on our first epic adventure

Keep an eye here for some exciting news and updates coming soon!

 


 


 


 


 

The Studio

Production takes place in Hong Kong, London, New York and LA

And we're proud to have talented artists joining us from the world over.


Rollickin' is driven by our mission to inspire and create hope, joy and all-time entertainment with every film that we make.

We tap into a special kind of magic that is only possible with animation; a magical element that goes beyond physical bounds - allowing us to create lovable characters and exotic worlds exactly as we imagine them.

Our goal is to tell exciting stories with a fresh approach and an independent spirit.

And in keeping with that spirit we've re-imagined the production process - adapting traditional methods and inventing new tools that allow us to punch above our weight as a young independent studio.

Our Projects

Here's what we have in the works

LIONHEART (in Production)

From the OSCAR nominated writer, of Disney's Tarzan, Atlantis and Brother Bear, comes a fun-filled tale about friendship, courage and self-discovery.

We're super excited about LIONHEART and we can't wait to share more about this Rollickin' adventure with you.

Media partners can get a sneak peek of the magic at the Cannes Film Festival, TIFF, AFM and Berlinale by getting in touch with us or our partners.

Evan & Skiff (in Development)

A fairy tale musical meets a Python-esque madcap comedy - in this story about princely pretenders.

Past Bedtime (in Development)

An 80's-style urban adventure sprinkled with lots of fun, fantasy and sibling rivalry.

Our Team

Has a great mix of youth & experience

 

 

Mike Mahboobani

Producer

Mike has established over 15 businesses in the last 39 years, with every business running successfully today or exited at exceptional returns. Mike founded internet services and systems integration company Asia Internet Ltd in 1996, which was eventually sold to a NASDAQ listed corporation.

As a founder of the NASDAQ listed First E-Commerce, he headed the technology department and conducted the first ever cross-currency VISA card transaction over the internet, with the Bank of Bermuda as principal client and partner.

Mike's business success is attributed to his ability to build, manage and motivate his team and partners, as well as his keen awareness of current issues and experience in various industries.

Jack Mahboobani

Director

Jack attended the New York Film Academy before reading Finance at the London School of Economics, where he continued to nurture his passion and develop the stories that would become our movies.

Having worked in various capacities in tech, entrepreneurial and creative roles, Jack founded Rollickin' in 2006 to develop and produce animated features.

FLASH FORWARD to today: Jack is directing LIONHEART with an exciting team of talented artists and great production partners - working to make LIONHEART an unforgettable experience for our audience.

Tab Murphy

Screenplay

With an impressive list of writing credits to his name, including Gorillas in the Mist which got Tab an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay and Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tab is perhaps best known for the screenplay he wrote for Disney's Tarzan. Tab also wrote Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the heart-tugging Brother Bear.

Recently Tab completed Green Arrow, Superman/Batman and Batman Year One for Warner Bros. Animation.

Tab lives with his family in beautiful Canmore, Canada.

Micael Barbosa

Leonel Castellani

Jeremy Delbos

Charles Dieric

Gaelle Lebegue

Vincent Joubert

Ben Thevenard

 

 

Catherine Winder

Development Consultant

Catherine was the executive producer at Lucasfilm Animation, where she oversaw development and production on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series; she also served as a producer for the 2008 film of the same name.

Catherine has worked as a producer and an executive in feature film, home video and television animation. Her credits include Escape from Planet Earth, Ice Age, Aeon Flux, and a number of Disney and Cartoon Network series. She is a co-author of Producing Animation.

Presently Catherine lives in Vancouver Canada, she is currently producing an "Angry Brids" feature with Rovio Entertainment.

Max Howard

Production Consultant

Max created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney's most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.

Max is currently producing a series of animated feature films for Exodus Film Group. The company's first production, Igor was released in 2008, The Hero of Color City released in 2014, with Bunyan and Babe acquired by Cinedigm for North American release in 2015.

Gail Stevens

Casting Agent (UK)

Gail Stevens has a wealth of casting experience, spanning film, theatre and television. She has worked across a number of prestigious films and television programmes.

Her films cover a wide range of genres ranging from Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later and Millions to Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give. Other films include Charles Russell's The Scorpion King, Hettie Macdonald's Beautiful Thing and UK casting on X-Men2 and PJ Hogan's Peter Pan.

More recently her work has covered films such as Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Danny Boyle's Trance and Slumdog Millionaire, Justin & The Knights of Valor, Gnomeo & Juliet, and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

Careers and Opportunities

Join us in our mission to entertain families around the world!

Our Artists make Rollickin'

Rollickin' is always on the look out for generalists as well as star artists, animators, lighting and rendering TDs -- if you have the passion, talent and skills to make awesome animated features, send your CV and demo reel through the appropriate tab on the right and we'll get in touch.

Travel and Accommodation

We know that the adventure of starting out some place new can be both exciting and overwhelming so Rollickin' takes care of all travel and accommodation arrangements: starting with visas, flight tickets and airport pick up, to a swanky serviced apartment that you can share with a fellow team mate.

As our team grows to meet production needs we're excited to share this experience with fellow artists.

Available Opportunities

Rigging TD
  • We’re looking for artistically inclined technical wizards who enjoy creating tools and rigging solutions that help bring our characters to life.
  • Particularly developers who enjoy pushing the limits of animation rigs and developing pipeline tools that make life easier for their fellow team-mates.
  • This position is for a permanent contract.
  • If you’re looking for a feature film project that will give you an opportunity to shine and try new things: apply for this position.
Modeler / Sculptor
  • We’re looking for talented sculptors + modelers who enjoy translating cartoony designs to beautiful CG models. The role requires a keen eye for detail, proficient use of zBrush, Maya and a good understanding of topology and rigging requirements.
  • Artists with a keen interest in environment and set modeling as well as a good grasp of character / creature sculpting will have an advantage.
  • Texturing / shading or other generalist skills are a plus.
  • This position is for a permanent contract.
  • If you'd like to model some awesome characters and sets: apply for this position.
Animators
  • We’re looking for creative animators who aren’t afraid to use any and every tool in the book to bring our awesome characters to life – with heart and humour.
  • Storytellers and actors who particularly enjoy pushing the limits of cartoony movement and expressions, as well as some of the tricks from the anime toolbox.
  • We’ll be looking at your demo reel to showcase a strong foundation in the principles of animation, including weight, anticipation, and impact. But more so, we’ll be looking for creative choices and successful risk-taking.
  • Most importantly we’ll be looking for performances that make us FEEL something (remember the audience don’t care about the rules and techniques – just how a performance makes them feel).
  • This position is for a permanent contract.
  • If you’re open to new and interesting work-flows – and want to work with a fun team to animate some fantastic characters on an epic adventure: apply for this position.
Lookdev + Lighting TDs (Arnold)
  • Our lighting and render TDs are storytellers who paint with light. They use colour and contrast to push the limits what's real and make the fantastic believable.
  • We’ll be looking for artists with a strong foundation in the principles of lighting and the use of colour. Our focus is on creative choices and the ability to successfully achieve a variety of moods and emotions through lighting.
  • Experience with Arnold render is a plus, but our focus is on versatility, we'll be looking out for demoreels that demonstrates a variety of lighting / shading and texturing styles (realistic vs stylized).
  • This position is for a permanent contract.
  • If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to bring a world-class CG feature to life: apply for this position.

Get in Touch

We look forward to hearing from you