Oh hey! We’re Rosa Tran & Derek Smith.
No water for us, thanks, we’re good. So excited to share our vision for Unlikely Love Stories with you.
So, yeah, let’s dive in!
We met at the 2010 Emmy Awards and were officially in love exactly seven dates later – your standard VFX artist meets animation filmmaker story.
We hate to brag about ourselves, but...
Academy Award®-nominated producer of ANOMALISA and is one of the producers behind Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN, BEFOREL OREL and FRANKENHOLE. ANOMALISA was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe and was one of just a few animated films to be nominated in the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Most recently Rosa executive produced FINAL SPACE for TBS and is currently producing series in development at Amazon, Disney+ and HBOMax.
Emmy & VES Award-winning artist who has spent most of his life creating VFX for film, TV, and commercials. He’s crafted digital worlds and effects for projects ranging from groundbreaking indie films like ANOMALISA to TV franchises like CSI and THE WALKING DEAD. He’s even made a contribution to the medical industry, bringing his expertise in VR to industry leaders such as the Children's Hospitals of Los Angeles and Orange County to create virtual experiences that benefit young patients, nurses, and doctors.