Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora…
Expressively animated in a naive drawing-style that evokes children’s drawings and the texture of storybook illustrations, Aurora is a bittersweet story about love, friendship, and growing up.
Jo is an award-winning Dutch/Canadian/Chinese/West Indian filmmaker from Canada. She holds an MFA in Film, Television, and Digital Media from University of California, Los Angeles, and a BFA in Animation from Concordia University.
An animator by trade, her work can be seen in well over a dozen National Film Board of Canada productions, where she worked for fifteen years as an animator, supervising animator, and lead compositor, and where she also directed two films of her own.
Jo is currently living and working in Las Vegas, building the new animation program at Nevada State College, where she teaches animation, editing, and drawing.