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School of Creative Arts & Animation

Rob Silvestri

Rob Silvestri

3D Animation

"My very first Ormie animation started at Seneca. I just wanted to create a fun character that I could use for my demo reel. Now it has become a directing showpiece. It has opened up so many opportunities.”

Growing up in Richmond Hill, Rob spent his childhood watching cartoons, and now he’s making them. For the last five years, he has been working as a senior animator and director for Arc Productions, a Canadian-based CG animation and visual effects company. Rob started at the company on a one-year contract after his professor presented Rob’s demo reel to management, and he’s been there ever since. Rob is the creator and director of the multiple award-winning animated short Ormie (to be made into a feature film with Alcon Entertainment), and worked extensively on Gnomeo & Juliet and the Tim Burton produced animated film 9.