|Intro||American artist, writer, and director|
|Is||Artist Film director Writer Screenwriter Animator|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Arts Creativity Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature|
|Birth||Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA|
Rosana Sullivan is an American director, storyboard artist, writer, and executive producer. Since 2011, she has worked for Pixar Animation Studios. In 2019 she wrote and directed her first animated short film, Kitbull, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Early life and education
Rosana Sullivan was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and grew up in Texas. She has one brother. When she was in high school at age 16, her father, a university professor of biology, accepted a new job at the University of San Francisco and the family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sullivan initially studied for a career as a veterinarian, enrolling at the University of San Francisco as a biology major. In her junior year, she took a course in portrait painting to satisfy an art credit and realized that art was her real calling. She spent her senior year at USF in the fine arts program, graduating in 2007, and then attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating in 2010.
Sullivan worked as a lead character designer at Ooga Labs and a 2D artist at Kabam before joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2011. With Pixar, she has contributed to the 3D animated films Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, Piper, and Incredibles 2. She was nominated for a 2015 Annie Award for outstanding achievement in storyboarding in an animated feature production for her work on The Good Dinosaur. In February 2019 she wrote and directed her first animated film, a nine-minute traditionally animated short called Kitbull, which is part of the SparkShorts series.
In April 2019 she published an autobiographical picture book, Mommy Sayang, describing the life of a girl and her mother in a Malaysian village. This story, along with others that she has written, was inspired by her mother's roots in Malaysia.
|Director||Storyboard artist||Writer||Executive producer|
|2009||Long Shadows||No||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|2013||Monsters University||No||Yes||No||No||Feature film(s)|
|2015||The Good Dinosaur||No||Yes||No||No|
|2018||Incredibles 2||No||Yes||No||No||Feature film|
|Toy Story 4||No||No||No||Associate||Feature film|
|2020||Loop||No||No||Story trust||No||Short film|
|List of awards and nominations|
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Film||Result||Ref.|
|Academy Awards||February 9, 2020||Best Animated Short Film||Kitbull||Nominated|
- Mommy Sayang. Disney Press. 2019. ISBN 9781368015905.