Going Up with Brandon OldenBurg

Brandon Oldenburg is an award-winning illustrator, designer, sculptor and film director. After co-founding Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, he won an Academy Award® for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011), an animated short film about the curative powers of story.

Brandon Oldenburg wins Academy Award

He has also received an Emmy Award for his directorial work on The Scarecrow (2013), a film and game experience for Chipotle Mexican Grill. His other recent film projects include an Annie Award-nominated short based on Edgar Allan Poe‘s poem, The Raven (2014); an Emmy Award-winning film collaboration with Dolby Laboratories featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore, Silent (2014) and a film adaptation of The Numberlys (2013), a Webby Award-winning app and bestselling picture book published by Moonbot Studios. Alongside Moonbot co-founder, William Joyce, Oldenburg is the co-host of TCM Movie Camp, a new program on Turner Classic Movies created to foster a love of classic movies and filmmaking in young audiences.

Oldenburg’s illustrations have graced the covers of prestigious authors’ books such as Elmore Leonard and Michael Chabon. In 2010, Oldenburg was honored with the Distinguished Alumni of the Year from Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Illustration in 1995 and serves on the Board of Trustees.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Brandon Oldenburg

About Going Up.

As a take-off on the elevator pitch, ART Network’s award-winning original series, “Going Up” features celebrity and guest artists interviewed and filmed by students for the duration of an elevator ride in the Academic Center. Check out the rest of the Going Up Interviews.