Chris Williams is an Academy Award ® -winning director and writer of animated films. Chris has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, and growing up he was obsessed with visual storytelling. He wrote comic strips, made stop motion films, and loved all things movies. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Fine Arts program and Sheridan College's animation program. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career in animation, which spans across iconic films such as the Academy Award ® -nominated Bolt, Academy Award ® -nominated Moana, and Big Hero 6 which won the Academy Award ® in 2015, along with many others. The Sea Beast, William's debut at Netflix, will release globally on July 8th.