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Norm Fassbender

Blue Sky Communications Inc.
Creative Director
Norm’s media experience ranges from writing and directing animated shorts to producing “City of Champions”, a feature film chosen by the French Government as part of an 80 year retrospective of Canadian Cinema. Norm began his career as a television news editor at CTV & CBC.

Blue Sky Communications Inc. is a world-class 2D animation house, based in Edmonton. Norm Fassbender (Writer/Director), Kate Holowach (Producer/Story Editor) and Ron Lamarre (Head Animator) lead a small team of animators. Blue Sky along with their Rantdog Animation Studio has created over 100 cartoon shorts, 400 panel-comics and a graphic novel. Blue Sky produces corporate animation. Rantdog.com is our primary arrested adolescent comedy cartoon site. Over the course of their careers Norm, Kate and Ron have produced for, or published on, or worked with, a variety of clients, websites and broadcasters. These include CBC, Bravo, Discovery, Atlantis, Warner Brothers, Nelvana, Hanna-Barbera, SBS Australia, Real Big Hits, Olive TV, Comedy Central, Newgrounds, BiteTV, Network Irish Television.

Norm, Kate and Ron’s animation and live action productions have appeared in festivals all over the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival, DC Shorts (Washington), the CineGlobe Science Film Festival (Cern, Switzerland), and the Dragon*Con Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia).