ABOUT US

Wind Sun Sky Entertainment is a Canadian multimedia entertainment company. The studio is led and controlled by former LucasFilm executive, Catherine Winder (The Angry Birds Movie, Star Wars; The Clone Wars, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics). Based in Vancouver, we are a full-service producer of creator driven content with a focus on developing Canadian content for the domestic, U.S. and international marketplace.

WSS is looking for great projects and people to collaborate with in all mediums including Film, TV (both Live Action and Animation) and Games. We use our expertise to extend IP and creators into the right forms of content in support of building multi-platform franchises.

OUR TEAM

Catherine Winder

CEO

Catherine is our CEO and partner in Wind Sun Sky Entertainment. Finding and collaborating with all sorts of incredible talent, no matter the medium; TV/Film/Shorts/Games/L&M for live action or digital content, is her passion. She’s had the good fortune to work with iconic talent over the years including George Lucas, Chris Meledandri, Robert Kirkman, Bill Hanna, Todd McFarlane, Ralph Bakshi and Peter Chung to name a few, and looks forward to adding to that list! Read More

Adapting big brands into digital content is one of her most notable areas of expertise. She most recently produced the global event film, The Angry Birds Movie, based off the hugely successful game. A daunting yet incredible career challenge, was adapting the Star Wars franchise. Working with George Lucas directly, she built the team, oversaw the development and produced the first animated Star Wars movie and highly rated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She is currently adapting and producing a series for Robert Kirkman based on one of his properties.

Catherine has consulted, produced and/or worked with most of the major content producers in North America including; Fox Feature Animation/Blue Sky Studios, DisneyToons Animation, Hanna-Barbera/Turner Productions, HBO Original Programming, MTV, LucasFilm, Skybound Entertainment LLC, Spin Master Entertainment and Illumination Entertainment. Winder co-authored the industry handbook “Producing Animation” for Focal Press.

Krista Kelloway

Vice President, Production

A seasoned media professional, Krista has been involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry from development through delivery, including time spent in business affairs, digital content, reality casting, events, animation and live action production. With over 30 film and television credits in her career to date, Krista Kelloway brings invaluable experience and leadership to Wind Sun Sky Entertainment as Vice President of Production. Read More

At WSS Krista is overseeing the development of a comprehensive franchise series for the video game Summoners War in addition to various live action and digital interactive projects. For AMC and Skybound North, Krista produced Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.

Paul Furminger

Director

Paul Furminger got his start in Visual Effects at Rainmaker Digital Pictures, working on television shows like Stargate: SG-1 and feature films like I, Robot and Tropic Thunder. In VFX, he earned a reputation for his creative problem-solving abilities and was often called upon to fix or redesign tough shots and sequences. Being a natural storyteller, he gravitated towards editorial, eventually editing and directing commercials and video game trailers. Read More

The video game industry provided a wide variety of directorial challenges: motion graphics sequences, live action trailers, CGI commercials and long-form cinematics projects. His background in VFX, gaming, and animation makes him a versatile director with a unique combination of technical know-how and creative vision.

Lisa Snelling

Director of Production Operations

Lisa runs the day-to-day studio. She loves collaborating with film-makers, artists and kick-ass production teams in a co-creative and inspired environment. She is a great person to reach out to if you want to learn more about WSS. She has worked in office administration for various industries over 30 years, and has an education in visual arts (UBCO BFA). Most recently she ran the Vancouver studio for the Angry Birds Movie (2016) released by Columbia Tristar. Read More

Vancouver arts/entertainment clients have included Paul Wong Projects, On Main (On The Cutting Edge Productions Society), Catriona Jeffries Gallery, and Rovio Animation.

Daniel Morton

CFO/COO

Daniel comes from the investment banking industry spending the majority of his career on financing and transactions in the international technology space with a focus on start-ups, operations, and investments restructuring and process efficiencies. Prior to joining WSS he was M&A transaction advisor for Asian Online Media Company ($500M valuation). He worked as CFO for mobile start-up (dba KLAMR) in San Francisco, Singapore and Vietnam. Read More

He was also CEO/CFO of UpwardReview Inc. an internet company servicing international young mobile professionals. He received his masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jennifer Gibb-Carsley

Contract and Business Affairs Administration

Jennifer keeps track of our many projects. She is fantastic with details and partnering with producers, lawyers and creatives to keep them informed. She has spent her film and television career primarily focused on children’s content for television and theatrical release and knows all stages of the process. With a focus in business affairs, she has several years of experience in the entertainment industry holding various roles. Read More

These roles have touched on development, production, and distribution including associate producing a comedic spoof that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She is a past director of Women and Film in Television.

Kylie Ellis

Supervising Producer

Jenna Nagler

Associate Production Manager

As our coordinator, Jenna is the company’s bridge builder—connecting our team, creators, and partners. Her enthusiastic approach makes the development and production of our projects that much more fun. Her care and attention to detail helps keep everything running smoothly. Jenna worked as assistant to the Producers on the Angry Birds Movie (2016) where she was involved in all areas of the project. She has a passion for environmental sustainability and education acquired during her time with Global Visions International.

Anastasia Walker

Executive Producer’s Assistant/Office Coordinator

Anastasia hails from Spruce Grove, Alberta, where her love of theatre helped push her to develop both on and off-stage productions, leading her to discover a passion for filmmaking. Ana enrolled at the Art Institute of Vancouver, and her commitment earned her spots as a director, editor, and producer for three graduating class projects and the ‘Best of Show’ award for her portfolio.
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Ana began working as a producer and filmmaker for local Vancouver commercial companies, and then as a Production Manager on her first feature film, The Prodigal Dad, which premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2017. Most recently, Ana worked as the Post Production Coordinator on AMC and Skybound North’s Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.

Partners

The film-makers behind such notable projects as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Outcast, Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, are minority partners in the venture along with entrepreneur Jon Goldman (Greycroft Capital).

News & Events

Catch our very own, Catherine Winder, at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival!

Catherine will be speaking on the Building Bridges: Fostering Productive Partnerships Panel at 9:00am on Thursday, November 29th. This panel will be moderated by the EVP & Managing Director at Lionsgate, Susan Hummel.

Partnerships are key to longevity and relevance in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. But how do you find the right business and creative partnerships for your company? Leading companies discuss how they are ensuring future successes through key strategic partnerships.

For more information on this panel please go to Whistler Film Festival.

Big news for Summoners out there!

We are thrilled to announce our part in the Summoners War expansion creative process, from 2D character development to 3D animation.

During the Summoners War World Arena Championship 2018 (SWC 2018) parent company Com2uS released a teaser for the upcoming Summoners War Animated Short. This short gives fans a behind the scenes peek at what goes into adapting a beloved IP into animation.

Summoners War is the flagship mobile RPG developed by Com2us. Launched globally in 2014, the game has ranked #1 grossing in RPG games in 108 countries (App Store) and in 96 countries (Google Play). Summoners War features over 1,000 unique characters and provides a premium mobile RPG experience gamers are able to enjoy anytime and anywhere.

Stay tuned for the 2019 release of the Summoners War Short!

For more information on this announcement please visit Gaming Cypher and Gamer Hub.

We are excited to announce the premiere of Super Dinosaur on September 8th, 2018 as a part of Canadian network Teletoon’s fall lineup. This 26 episode television series was created in partnership with Spin Master.

Does anything sound MORE AWESOME than being a 10 year-old who protects the world by fighting alongside his best friend who happens to be a LIVING TYRANNOSAURUS REX?!! Leaping from the pages of the comic book series by Robert Kirkman & Jason Howard, SUPER DINOSAUR is an animated half-hour action/comedy series aimed at kids 6–11. The series focuses on DEREK DYNAMO (10) and his best-friend SUPER DINO (12) a genetically engineered Tyrannosaurus Rex with human-level intelligence and an aptitude for awesome combat gear.

For more information on this announcement please visit Kidscreen.

Further to our licensing work with Big Blue BubbleSkybound Entertainment and Alita’s Brand Bar, we are excited to announce our new joint licensing program with Commonwealth Toys and FanWraps.

Commonwealth toys are known for their ever growing line of licenses including Angry Birds, Sponge Bob, and PAW Patrol among many others. We will be working to produce a complete line of plush toys from the hit game My Singing Monsters.  The first characters will be rolled out in time for the 2018 holiday season and will be available through e-commerce and select retailers.

FanWraps is a graphics and accessories company that specializes in creating high performance outdoor vehicle wraps. They are most known for their Star Wars and Fallout lines. We will be creating a line of automotive products, home décor, collectibles and electronic accessories based off of the My Singing Monsters characters. These accessories are expected to debut in late 2018.

For more information on these joint programs please visit kidscreen, Licensing.biz and Children’s Retail Today

From page to screen, we are excited to announce our involvement in bringing ‘Invincible’ to life!

The ‘Invincible’ comic series created by Skybound’s Robert Kirkman has been greenlit for 8 hourlong episodes by Amazon Studios. We at Wind Sun Sky will be spearheading the development endeavor led by Executive Producer, Catherine Winder.

Invincible is an adult superhero show that revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage.

To see more on this announcement please visit IGN, Screen Rant, and Variety

We have kicked off our broad cross category global licensing program with Big Blue Bubble and Skybound Entertainment.

The program will initially include collectible merchandise, toys and lifestyle products based on the characters, their island habitats and their creative musical abilities.

To inquire please connect with Alita’s Brand Bar, global licensing agent for My Singing Monsters: info@alitasbrandbar.com.

If you were tuned into the Summoners War World Arena Championship 2017 you would have heard some exciting news!

 

Skybound (along with Skybound North & Wind Sun Sky Entertainment) are going to be working with Com2uS to expand the mobile RPG Summoners War Universe! We will be working together to help expand the franchise into various mediums, including comics, animated series and more.

 

Summoners War is a mobile turn-based strategy game that allows players to assume the role of a summoner, utilizing over 1000 monsters to fight in turn-based battles. Since its launch in 2014, the game has amassed more than 80 million downloads worldwide and generated over one billion dollars in revenue to date, defying industry means by continuing to grow in popularity worldwide.

 

For more information on this announcement please visit Hollywood ReporterSkybound and Bleeding Cool.

We’re very proud to announce that we’ll be adapting Big Blue Bubble‘s hit mobile game, My Singing Monsters into an animated series entitled Those Singing Monsters! Our partnership with Big Blue Bubble allows us to move beyond just TV as well, with a consumer products and licensing program currently being developed.

My Singing Monsters is a beloved and critically acclaimed top-grossing game on the App Store and Google Play, with more than 75 million players worldwide. The free-to-play family-friendly title explores rich and intriguing worlds where players engage in discovery, creativity, and delight by breeding and feeding lovable singing monsters to build unique melodies.

For more on this announcement, visit The Hollywood Reporter!

REACH US

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us at:
connect@windsunsky.com

For media inquiries, please contact:
press@windsunsky.com.

*Please note: WSS does not accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials.

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