Chaos Loves Company
Chaos is Mac Kerman, Lauren Partington, Douglas Azevedo, Jonathan Payne and Chi, the studio dog. Together, we represent three eclectic career paths destined to create a globally-acclaimed studio in Vancouver, BC.
As a six year old, Mac vented his restless imagination into countless home-made animation flip books, dreaming of bigger things, all with the loving support of his art-teacher mother. Manifesting his destiny, his passion led him to graduation from Calarts; the most prestigious animation school in the United States. Now a seasoned veteran and leading light of both the LA and Vancouver animation scenes, Mac has good advice for aspiring animators: “listen to your mother.”
Douglas, raised on the mean streets of Brazil, took a more bootstrapping approach becoming a self taught animation savant. He worked in Rio for the South America Cartoon Network series ‘Jorel's Brother’ before making the move to Canada to work on major productions including ‘Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures’ and ‘Arlo the Alligator boy’. A long friendship with Mac and Lauren led to Chaos.
After watching Sailor Moon as a kid, Lauren’s career aspirations led to her Dean’s List graduation from animation at Sheridan College. From graphic design she moved into the animation industry, first as an artist and then into production. Now a line producer, Lauren has worked on productions with Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, CBS, and Amazon. Lauren enjoys watching film, studying fashion illustration and spending time with Mac and Chi.
A motion picture addict. A board game enthusiast. An avid reader. Newfoundland fishermen blood may course through his veins, but Jonathan finds his joy in all things entertainment and with one goal in mind - to make people laugh. From growing up on the stage and making silly sketch videos to studying Film & Television at Sheridan College, he discovered his true heart for writing and production. Now he hopes to create a story that will impact someone the way his favourites have impacted him.
True to her name, Chi the Studio Dog is the vital force that runs through Chaos, searching for treats and inspiring us with her animal antics. “Chaos is a friend of mine.” Bob Dylan - Singer/Songwriter
Interested In Working With Us?
We’re always on the hunt for new talent. Contact us for employment opportunities.