Brandon Omari Lake is an animator and filmmaker raised in a lively Anguillian household in Los Angeles. Inspired by the works of Disney, Rankin-Bass and various Caribbean folktales, in 2013 he graduated with an MFA in Animation and the Digital Arts from the University of Southern California. Since then, Lake’s professional portfolio has included Robot Chicken, Tumbleleaf, Buddy Thunderstruck, Verizon and two PES-directed Honda Spots (Paper, The Power of Ridgeline). Lake has directed several short films, two of which have been accepted into festivals including KLIK Animation and the Philadelphia Film Festival. He also recently completed his first children’s picture book, Baby Bear and Babooshka.