We are a young team of international creatives. We work in a core hub of seven managing directors and in a peripheral network of 25 creative experts.


Simon Baumann, Producer & Director 

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Simon Baumann is producer & director at Blackship Studios. He worked for international film studios such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, The Third Floor Inc. and Bavaria Film. He works as Producer, Author, Director and VFX Consultant on more than 50 projects in Germany, UK, and USA. He studied Visual Communication at University of the Arts Berlin, Film & Interactive Media at University of the Arts London College of Communication, Directing & Animation at California Institute of the Arts, Environmental Design at Art Center Pasadena and lately Film Production at HFF Munich. He is a member of the Previs Society and SMPTE. He gave lectures at University of the Arts Berlin and his works have been published for Digital Production Magazine. His works have been nominated and awarded for several national and international awards.


Trevor K. Jones, Director Animation / Los Angeles 

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Trevor K. Jones is director Animation at Blackship Studios in Los Angeles. He worked for US animation studios such as LAIKA Animation Studios. He works as 2D & 3D Animator, Director and  Illustrator on more than 30 projects in Germany and USA. He studied Character Animation at California Institute of the Arts. He works as animation instructor at CalArts and his works have been nominated and awarded for several national and international awards.


Joshua Blitzer, VFX Producer

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Joshua Blitzer works as supervising Animator & VFX Producer at Blackship Studios. He worked for international film studios such as the Animation World Network. He works as CGI expert and Animation supervisor on more than 30 projects in Germany and USA. He studied Character Animation at California Institute of the Arts. 


Jorge E. Gonzales, Producer & Script Consultant 

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Jorge Enrique Gonzales works as producer & script consultant at Blackship Studios. He worked for international film studios such as 4 directionnes in Columbia. He worked on more than 20 projects in Germany, USA and Columbia. He studied Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts. His works have been nominated and awarded for several national and international awards.


James Kumar, Screenwirter & Developer

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James Kumar works as screenwriter & developer at Blackship Studios. He worked for international film studios in Australia and Germany. Before he started screenwriting he worked for the Sydney Police department. His works have been nominated and awarded for several national and international awards.