Everett Downing

Everett Downing is an Oscar winning director, story artist and animator living in the Greater Los Angeles area. Born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Denver, he studied Film, focusing on computer animation at Columbia College in Chicago. Everett began his career as a story artist at Big Idea Productions before making his break into feature film, animating at Blue Sky Studios on the original Ice Age. He later took a position as an animator at Pixar, animating on several award winning feature films (everything from Ratatouille to Monster’s University). He then transitioned back into the story department where he boarded on "The Toy Story That Time Forgot", and "Cars 3". Since then he's worked on films at Dreamworks, Paramount, & Sony Pictures Animation. Everett co-directed the animated short Hair Love which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2019. He's recently worked for Netflix Animation where he was the co-creator and executive producer for the upcoming animated series My Dad the Bounty Hunter.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Creators: Before and after the Show

Friday 10/14 2:10PM - 3:10PM Room 104-105

Jorge Gutiérrez, Jeremiah Cortez, Jim Bryson, Andy Cung, Everett Downing, Adam Jeffcoat

Join us in this Creator’s panel with Showrunners & Creators: Jeremiah Cortez (Dogs in Space), Jorge R. Gutiérrez (Maya and the Three), Everett Downing (My Dad the Bounty Hunter), Jim Bryson & Adam Jeffcoat (Niko and the Sword of Light). We’ll discuss what it takes to create an idea, pitch, sell, develop and produce your show for an audience. We’ll also tackle the big question after the show is said and done of “What’s next?”

Saturday 10/15


Creatives of Color Panel

Saturday 10/15 10:40AM - 11:40AM Room 211

Marlon West, Phil Boutte Jr., Frank Abney, Chrystin Garland, Mike Uwandi, Everett Downing

Join Marlon West, Phillip Boutte Jr., Frank Abney, Everett Downing, Chrystin Garland, and Mike Uwandi for a discussion about their experiences being Black artists and creatives in the entertainment industry and how they continue to break barriers in their creative roles. Moderated by Phillip Boutte Jr.