A filmmaker and specialist in 3d animation, Alison Reiko Loader teaches in the Animation, Communication Studies, and Computation Arts programs at Concordia University in Montreal. She recently completed a Masters degree in Media Studies and is currently working on a PhD. Since the success of her award-winning first film Showa Shinzan (2002), she has continued to make animated shorts independently and with the National Film Board of Canada. She has also worked in the feature film, television and game industries in Canada and Japan. Her research interests include old optical media and animated installations.