Chris Lavis is an Academy Award-nominated director and animator. His first film, Madame Tutli-Putli (NFB), garnered awards at the Cannes film festival and was recognized with an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short (2007).
Lavis (and longtime collaborator Maciek Szczerbowski) went on to adapt Maurice Sendak’s Higgelty-Piggelty Pop! and direct Meryl Streep in the film. In 2014, he and Szczerbowski helped create the innovative VR experience Strangers with Patrick Watson (Felix & Paul Studios) winning Best Live Action Experience at the inaugural Proto Awards in Los Angeles. In 2019, they premiered their second VR film, Gymnasia at the Tribeca film festival.