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Miceal O’Donnell is our talented animator and experienced director of animation who specializes in stop-motion paper puppetry. After serving in the Coast Guard, he lived in New Orleans for ten years, where he made micro-budget features and short films, shot a short film in Berlin, and taught acting and screenwriting workshops. He moved to Baltimore, MD in 2011. His films have played at several festivals, including the Maryland Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Nights on the Fringe, L.A. Shorts International Film Festival, and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

In 2015 he won first place in the Baltimore Screenwriting competition in the feature-length screenplay category, and in 2017 won second place, and in 2019 third place in the same competition. In 2018, he was awarded a grant from the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective to make a web series, and was a finalist for the 2018 Baker Artist Award. In 2019 he was awarded the MSAC Individual Artist Award. He has worked on dozens of character-driven independent films and is bringing his vision to this project to transform the book with engaging animation.

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