Amos Sussigan (b. 1989 in Switzerland) is a writer/ director/ visual designer based in Los Angeles.
Amos has always been a restless, creative soul, never interested in the obvious or the easily-obtained. Amos completed his diploma in Languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German) in Switzerland, while learning the ropes of the “real world” by holding jobs in retail and the restaurant/bar scene. Working at a TV channel soon followed and Amos still collaborates with two of Switzerland’s national radio stations – Rete 1 and Rete 3 as the official Swiss Italian correspondent for Warner Brothers and Fox. While enrolled at Woodbury University, Los Angeles, majoring in Animation and specializing in Entertainment, Amos created the official commercial for Woodbury’s School of Media Culture and Design, won Academic Excellence Award as Best First-Year Student, won the First Prize of the Tom Baron Business Competition (for the first time won from a non-business student), and graduated with Magna Cum Laude and the Departmental Award of Academic Excellence in 2013.
Amos's blog, in which conveyed his sadness in being away from home, became a radio program, and many youngsters like him, who wanted to follow their dreams away from home, followed his story. On October 31st, 2011, his blog became a book – THE CHOCOLATE OSCAR. It was originally published in Italian, and sold out three times. Amos created and coordinated the marketing campaign of the book on his own.
He has been internationally awarded for writing and directing his heartfelt animated short BROKEN WING, well received around the world and in the festival circuit. At the moment, he just finished his second animated short, SWAN CAKE, resulted from the collaboration between artists and students around the world, which will be soon be sent off to the festival circuits. Thanks to SWAN CAKE, Amos has been hired to art direct "Aria for a Cow" one of the last songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and produced by Frankanweenie's associate producer Connie Thompson.
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