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Paul A. Teolis

Paul A. Teolis

Toronto, Ontario


Born in Toronto, Canada, Paul Teolis is a twenty-five year veteran of the film and animation industry as well as an award-winning photographer.

Embarking on his successful career in 1987, his work in special effects animation is found on features films and commercials for such notable studios as Walt Disney Studios, The Animation House, and The National Film Board of Canada. With more than 100 commercials, independent films and TV series to his credit, his experience has covered most areas within animation production.

In 1995, he relocated to Los Angeles California joining the core staff of DreamWorks SKG, founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. As a sequence supervisor and special effects animator, he contributed animation to the studio's first two animated releases, The Prince of Egypt and The Road to Eldorado.

Returning to Toronto in 2002, Paul joined the staff of Nelvana Studios, Canada's oldest animation company and, while continuing to advance his skills within digital animation, continued a parallel career as a travel and fine art photographer.

His passion for travel has taken him to some of the most remote locations on our planet as he continues his journey to experience and capture in images the changing landscape and face of humanity on all continents. To date, he has visited more than 40 countries on six continents, amassing a large body of photographic work.

In 2005 he was awarded Grand Prize at the prestigious CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, the largest celebration of photography in North America, for his photograph Penguin Graffiti. This photograph's strong eco-narrative caught the eye of Canada's own Edward Burtynsky, internationally recognized throughout the world for his ecological photographic work.

After Antarctica, remote locations became the norm, with Easter Island, a return trip to Antarctica in 2010 as an expedition photographer and more two treks to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The focus of this photographic work became capturing and juxtaposing unique cultures and lost civilizations.

Now, with more than twenty-five solo and juried photography exhibitions to his credit, Paul continues to work on a variety of independent projects to develop creative narratives that are animated, literary and photographic in nature.

Paul has returned to Antarctica numerous times as an Expedition Photographer, lecturer and workshop leading for photographic education. He will experience the arctic in the summer of 2013 as part of a select group of artists and scientists joining the a project pioneered by thearcticcircle.org

  • 2012 - Canadian Screen Awards Nomination – Digital Media
    Franklin and Friends Interactive
  • 2011 – Presidents Award – Corus Entertainment
  • 2011 – Gemini Award: The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
    Babar and the Adventure or Badou interactive game
  • 2009 – Corus Entertainment Mentorship Program Honoree
  • 2006 – Contact Photography Festival – Award Best photograph for Penguin Graffiti – shot in Antarctica

Resident Artist: The Village Gallery www.thevgallery.com

Participated in more than 25 group and juried exhibitions in galleries throughout Toronto, Northern Ontario and Los Angeles.

Selected juried exhibitions highlites:

  • CONTACT Photography Festival: Bhutan Land of the ThunderDragons
  • A Month of Photography – Whitney Gallery, Brampton Ontario
  • CameraWorks – The Laidlaw Gallery, Mississauga Living Arts Center
  • CameraFrontera - Feathers&Stone, North Bay Museum, North Bay Ontario
  • Rebirth – Arta Gallery, Toronto Distillery District
  • Buzz Event, Selected Works from Easter Island – The Village Gallery
  • Aesthetica - Arta Gallery, Toronto Distillery District
  • McMichael Gallery Art Show and Sale
  • The Artists Journey – The Village Gallery
  • Los Angeles Cruz Gallery Black and White 100
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Email: fxrogue@gmail.com or paul@fieldandscreen.com
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