WHO WE ARE
In early 2012, director Denver Jackson found himself searching for ways to expand on his filmmaking experience in visual storytelling. He decided to write and direct an independent animated short film. The film, Cloudrise, was a 9-minute short that garnered attention online getting a Vimeo Staff Pick and being screened at San Diego Comic-Con. Upon completing the film, he wanted to push his storytelling ability further with his new upcoming film The Wishing Jar. In March 2016, Denver founded Cloudrise Pictures as a place to nurture growth while telling stories for the world.
Originally from South Africa, Denver Jackson is a self-taught animator and filmmaker. Denver started his career as a visual fx artist during his college years. Denver is self-taught and pushed himself to study the art of animation and visual fx to better his own work as a filmmaker. He currently works as a freelance artist but still pursues his passion as a filmmaker here at Cloudrise Pictures. His notable shorts include two shorts, 'Cloudrise' and 'The Wishing Jar.'
Marc Junker is a composer and music producer. He's worked closely with Denver on many of his productions, including composing the scores for both 'Cloudrise,' and 'The Wishing Jar.' He also helps out at Cloudrise Pictures in varying creative capacities — including (but not limited to) graphic design, art direction, acting, and a bunch of other fun stuff.
Esluna: The first Monolith:
The Wishing Jar:
Heartland film festival - Best animated film
SDCC -Best animated film
Victoria Film Festival - Audience favorite Short Film
Storyhive - Best animated film
Vimeo Staff Pick