Brandon Jeffords is co-directing, along with director Kirk DeMicco, Sony Pictures Animation’s original animated musical “Vivo,” which features brand new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creative force behind the Broadway smash “Hamilton.”
Jeffords previously served as the head of story on Sony Pictures Animation’s fully CG animated Smurfs reboot “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Before that, Jeffords worked on “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” where he also served as the head of story. Among other projects, Jeffords also served as a storyboard artist on Sony Pictures Animation’s “Open Season 2” and “Open Season 3.”
Before becoming a story artist for Sony Pictures Animation, Jeffords worked as a storyboard artist at Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the hit TV series, “Kung Fu Panda: The Legend of Awesomeness.” He also served as a storyboard artist on “The Looney Tunes Show.”
Jeffords began his animation career at Reel FX within the art department as a concept artist. While at Reel FX, Jeffords worked on various commercials, TV movies, and an animated series. This experience paved the way for his career in the film industry as a storyboard artist.
Jeffords is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Illustration.