088: Intersection: Lillian Chan, Filmmaker

Updated: 6 days ago

In the previous episode, we met Alison Zou who shared how she entered into the tattoo industry, the technicalities of fine-line tattooing and what her own, personal tattoos mean to her. She also discussed the research that’s needed before she begins creating her art and today’s guest agrees.

Allow me to officially introduce you to today’s guest: Lillian Chan.

Lillian Chan is a Toronto-based animator and filmmaker. With a focus on children’s content and programming, she designs for clients like Disney, Kid Koala and Nelvana. Her short films have won several awards including the Public Prize at both the Ottawa International Film Festival and Anima Mundi in Brazil. Along with short films, she has worked on independent features, animated documentaries, and most recently, interactive VR. Lillian is a recent graduate of the Master of Digital Media program at X University. Her research focuses on the use of cozy games and character-driven storyworlds to create effective tools for paediatric voice therapy.

In our conversation, Lillian and I discuss her creative work for children and adults alike, her non-linear creative process and the deep appreciation she feels when she experiences moments of solitude to create.

Key Ideas Discussed:

  • Illustrator, animator, filmmaker, educator at Seneca at York in animation program

  • National Film Board - created a film with Bruce Mau