Ka-chew! Signs Quakenbush and Trussell

Commercial production company ka-chew! has added to its staff animation directors Corky Quakenbush and Joel Trussell.

Quakenbush has directed, produced and developed programs for just about every major television network. He also has had nine films screened at the Sundance Film Festival ‘ a record for a single director. Recent credits include a dozen shorts made for MADtv’s 12th season in 2008 and 12 short films for SuperDeluxe.com

Corky Quakenbush (left) and Joel Trussell

Trussell comes to ka-chew! from the independent animation studio 6PH (Six Point Harness). He has workedon multiple ad campaigns and directed music videos for such artists as the Gossip, Jakob Dylan, Morcheeba, and Jason Forrest’s War Photographer, for which he won numerous awards, including the Ottawa International Film Festival’s Best Music Video honor. He has also directed several segments for Nick Jr’s ‘Yo Gabba Gabba,’ and commercials for clients such as Nicorette and Esurance.

The company, owned by Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky of Klasky Csupo fame, specializes in projects with live action, design, 2D animation and CGI. The pair will report to John Andrews, head of production at at Klasky Csupo and executive producer and creative director of ka-chew!