Shortlist Judge

Ryan Summers

Digital Kitchen

Key slinger. Pencil pusher. Curve operator. Add root beer fanatic, hockey lover, and comic book nerd, and you’ve got a pretty good picture of Ryan. He’s worked with the likes of Guillermo Del Toro and JJ Abrams and loves pulling apart the puzzles within projects regardless of whether it’s solved by live-action, hand-drawn animation, photoreal 3D, or something more mysterious.

He’s been a Creative Director & Animator at Imaginary Forces, Digital Kitchen and the School of Motion. Working with some pretty cool clients on some even cooler projects – you might’ve heard of a few of them. The Pacific Rim title sequence, Person of Interest title sequence, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Warner Bros, Starbucks, Pokemon and Google, just to name a few