He graduated as ‘Animation Director’ in 2002 and co-founded Gizmo Animation Studios. Ema excels in finding the perfect visual style for every story he works on. His talent in creating compelling storytelling can be appreciated in the works he has produced for Gatorade, NetFlix, Honda, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, and Disney, to name a few. Since 2013 he has been immersed in the gaming industry, in charge of directing AAA video game cinematic trailers for developers like WB Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, Square Enix, Gameloft, Supercell, Riot Games, Ubisoft, and more. Throughout his career as an Animation Director, many of his projects won world-class distinctions and awards like Cannes Lions, ProMax BDA, Clio, and the New York Festivals.
His directing skills include live-action and realistic CGI creation combined or separately treated. He deeply focuses on talent acting direction, action stunts, and choreographic performances. At the same time, he also enjoys putting on the MoCap suit to be part of the action of his projects.
Sawa started drawing as soon as his toddler’s hands could grab a pencil. For as long as he can remember, making up stories and creating new universes have always been his favourite games, that is the reason why he enjoys so much illustrating and directing animated projects. He would not trade it for anything else in the world! In 1999 he immersed himself in the animation world and from then on, his love for this art started growing more and more. He has been the head-creative of many projects for very important clients such as Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Lobo, Mtv and Leo Burnett, to name a few. In 2013 he founded DeTuco, an animation studio, with other directors with whom he created content of 2d and 3d animation. Nowadays, he continues looking for new challenges that passionate him and let him show his talent to the world.
Nicolas Presas is a passionate art director who’s been involved in different successful projects since 2012. He has huge experience in 2D and 3D animation, as well as stop motion. Nicolas’ restless personality allows him to constantly research and develop fascinating stories, filled with worlds and characters loaded with great personality that are created with a unique visual style.
Born & bred in Torino, his architecture studies led him to Buenos Aires where the passion for moving images became his core interest, opening up for him a career as Lighting Artist in CG animation.
A nomadic career with films at both national and international level (The Lego Ninjago Movie and The Lego Batman Movie @AL, EX Machina and Godzilla @DNEG).
After a few years as a Lighting Sup at Gizmo, with titles for franchises such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, KDA and Final Fantasy, he steps toward the seat of director.
His profile combines a deep love for striking cinematography, nicely crafted composition and a story well told, resulting in a special care for the visual aspect of the directing process.