Greg Gibbons

Greg Gibbons

Dark Sunrise Films

Art director, actor and filmmaker in Toronto, Canada

About Greg

Art director in animation. Part time actor; part time filmmaker.


Name: Greg Gibbons

Lives in: Toronto, Canada

Company: Dark Sunrise Films

Occupation: Art Director, Actor and Filmmaker

Projects

  • Dark Sunrise

    Dark Sunrise (2016)
    Film by Hilary Phillips (Horror) Actor, Writer Dark Sunrise, a suspense horror thriller, has deep roots in the underworld. Three teenage girls arrive at a summer resort with their families, to discover a menacing creature has invaded their innocent world, with unwelcome results.

  • PAW Patrol

    PAW Patrol (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 2 More) Art director Ryder leads a team of rescue pups (Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma and Skye) who save their town from everyday emergencies, whether it's finding missing elephants, fixing windmills or another minor mishap involving clumsy Cap'n Turbot.

  • Remember to High Five the Salesman

    Remember to High Five the Salesman (2015)
    Film by Matthew Scott (Drama and Mystery) Actor This unique, neo-noir mystery follows Alex, an out-of-town journalist with a destroyed reputation, as she struggles to write an article on a paranoid shredder salesman. When the salesman appears uncooperative, Alex hires a private investigator to dig into his past in hopes of finding the story she so desperately needs. However, the salesman has an unexpected change of heart and offers to teach her about his business, while dragging her into the dangerous world of secrets and the machines that keep them safe. Written by Anonymous

  • The Big Cut

    The Big Cut (2015)
    Film (short) by Luke Carbe (Thriller) Actor

  • How Heavy This Hammer

    How Heavy This Hammer (2015)
    Film by Kazik Radwanski Actor

  • Away from Here

    Away from Here (2014)
    Film (short) by Joseph Covello (Drama) Actor An angst ridden teenager is awoken in the middle of the night, and must decide whether to leave his small town with his best friend or stay to support his family.

  • Free Birds

    Free Birds (2013)
    Film by Jimmy Hayward (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Animation) Matte Painting Supervisor After years of fruitless warning of his farmyard brethren of the coming Thanksgiving doom, Reggie the Turkey finds himself spared as the annual Pardoned Turkey. However, Reggie's easy life is disrupted by Jake, a fanatic turkey who drags him along with the insane idea of going back in time to make sure turkeys are not part of the first Thanksgiving. Through foolhardiness and luck, the pair manage to take an experimental time machine to do just that. Now in 1621 at the Plymouth colony, Reggie and Jake find themselves in the middle of a turkey clan's struggle for survival. In doing so, their preconceptions of the world and themselves are challenged forever in a conflict from which the world will never be the same. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Yes, Virginia

    Yes, Virginia (2009)
    TV Movie by Pete Circuitt (Animation) Matte Painter New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day her classmates bring up the age-old question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Not sure what to believe, Virginia ventures into the city to find out for herself. Along the way she consults some unusual characters: a scraggly Santa ringing a bell, an excitable librarian with a shelf full of Christmas books, and her quirky doctor father. Unable to find the answers she's looking for, Virginia writes to The New York Sun newspaper. Her letter makes its way to the desk of curmudgeonly editor Francis Church, who has better things to do than respond to a little girl's questions. But through Virginia's determination (and a little help from a scraggly Santa) Mr. Church is persuaded to write his answer...an answer that becomes the most famous newspaper editorial of all time. Written by Matt MacDonald

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen (2009)
    Film by Zack Snyder (Action, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot. Written by evan murphy

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
    Film by Patrick Tatopoulos (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Vampire army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. Written by Anonymous

  • Traitor

    Traitor (2008)
    Film by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects Samir Horn is a former soldier, a devout Muslim, and U.S. citizen in the Middle East selling bomb detonators to Islamic radicals. He joins their cause as both the FBI and a rogue CIA agent track him. Horn escapes a Yemeni prison, goes underground in France where he proves his abilities, and is sent to the United States to choreograph a simultaneous and multiple terror attack. Will the intelligence agencies talk to each other, and can Horn be stopped? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Will & Dewitt

    Will & Dewitt (2007)
    Television (Adventure) Color Designer There seems to be a lot more things that you can't do than things you can do, when you're a kid. Will, is an everyday kid who wants to do it all. He is able to jump into new situations with a little help from his best friend and cheerleader, Dewitt (who happens to be a frog). Together, Will and Dewitt are ready to make a big splash in the world. Written by Anonymous

  • Wayside

    Wayside (2007)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Animation) Background Painter Based on Louis Sachar's critically acclaimed book "Wayside" follows Todd a young boy who is starting at a new school, Wayside school, a wacky 30 story building filled with adventures and many laughs with Todd and new best friends Myron, Dana, and Maricia.

  • Curious George

    Curious George (2006)
    Film by Matthew O'Callaghan (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Animation) Matte Painting Supervisor The man with the yellow hat named Ted Shackleford works at a natural history museum that's fallen on hard times. The museum director's son wants to turn it into a parking lot, but Ted offers to bring back a mysterious idol from Africa that's guaranteed to pull in crowds. Unfortunately, the idol turns out to be three inches tall. But Ted accidentally brings back a lonely yet irrepressible monkey, soon dubbed George. They set off on a non-stop action, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • The Wild

    The Wild (2006)
    Film by Steve 'Spaz' Williams (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Animation) Matte Painter, Surfacing Ryan is a lion who wants to go to the wild, where his dad (Samson) once lived. When he gets himself shipped to Africa, his zoo friends (and Samson) work together to bring him back. When they get to Africa, however, the animals find themselves in a pile of danger. They have to fight an evil wildebeest called Kazar. But Kazar's safe compared to the other danger on the island- a volcano that's on the edge of eruption. Can the animals find Ryan and get out of Africa before the volcano erupts in so little time? Written by movieguy3

  • The Very First Noel

    The Very First Noel (2006)
    Film (short) by Yarrow Cheney (Family and Animation) Matte Painter

  • Everyone's Hero

    Everyone's Hero (2006)
    Film by Christopher Reeve (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport and 1 More) Matte Painter A young boy named Yankee Irving finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor, befriends the world's biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Wayside School

    Wayside School (2005)
    TV Movie by Riccardo Durante (Comedy, Family and Animation) Background Painter Based on the bestselling books by Louis Sachar, Wayside School is the comically absurd tale of a quirky grammar school that was accidentally built 30-stories high.

  • Kim Possible

    Kim Possible (2003)
    Television by Robert Schooley (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 3 More) Background Painter Kim possible-not just an ordinary girl. She is a cheerleader and she saves the the world, even on school nights. With her sidekick, best friend and now new boyfriend and his naked mole rat (rufus) go through normal teenage life while saving the world. what else can she do! Written by Amy.S

  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
    Film by Tim Johnson (Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family and 3 More) Background Painter; Surfacing; Lighting A Persian sailor named Sinbad is on a quest to find the magical legendary Book of Peace, a mysterious artifact that Eris, the Greek wicked goddess of chaos, has ultimately framed him for stealing! If he fails on this quest, his childhood friend Prince Proteus of Syracuse will take Sindbad's death penalty, while Eris gains a desired foothold of power in the world of mortals. Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

  • The Fairly OddParents

    The Fairly OddParents (2002)
    Television by Butch Hartman (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Animation) Background Painter Timmy Turner is a 10-year-old boy who wishes for a perfect life. Unfortunately, he has parents who work full time and often neglect him in favor of their own desires, and while they are out, he has an evil babysitter, Icky-with-a-V, who revels in tormenting him. By his side are his constant companions, his fairy godparents Cosmo (the idiot) and Wanda (the perfect straight-woman). Hilarity ensues as Timmy wishes himself into--and out of--all sorts of magical situations! Written by kathylynnonline@msn.com

  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
    Film by Lorna Cook (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance and 2 More) Background Painter The mustang stallion Spirit grows up to proudly succeed his father as leader of the Cimarron herd in the unspoiled Wild West. When 'civilization' reaches Dakota territory, naive curiosity gets him caught by cowboys and sold to the US Cavalry. Its method of training by breaking a horse fails utterly on him. Just when the colonel intends to shoot Spirit, the equally indomitable captured young Lakota brave, Little Creek, escapes on his back. He also tricks him to a coral with his beloved mare, but shows respect and wins some trust. As the railroad arrives, the Indian village is wrecked and Spirit gets captured for use as a draft-horse. When the stallion realizes this project threatens his whole world, he escapes and unleashes the fury of a force of nature, ultimately teaming up with Little Creek. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Osmosis Jones

    Osmosis Jones (2001)
    Film by Peter Farrelly (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and 1 More) Background Painter Frank Detomello is a slovenly zoo keeper, and simple father to the only young and bright girl named Shane, who catches a cold right after he swallowed a germ-ridden egg! The inside of his body is known as the "City of Frank". An unlikely hero of a policeman white blood cell, by the name of Osmosis Jones, works as a member of Immunity cell. But with that germ-ridden egg comes a mortal danger: Osmosis discovers Frank has really contracted a villainous and black-hearted deadly virus known as Thrax who arrives and is plotting to ultimately overheat Frank's body, killing him from the inside out! Thrax is motivated by trying to become the nastiest new virus, attempting to kill each new victim faster than the previous. His grandiose plan for Frank is death in 48 hours, breaking previous medical records! Meanwhile the pill that Frank took, Drix arrives in the body and covers Frank's throat with ice to cover the irritation. Osmosis Jones becomes his newest partner. Now it's all up to only ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)
    Video by Phil Roman (Comedy, Family and Animation) Background Painter As if young Jake Spankenheimer doesn't have enough problems on Christmas Eve, he has to help his mom and dad prevent mean-spirited cousin Mel from taking ownership of the family store. When his grandmother gets lost in the cold in the midst of the confusion, Jake is sent out to find her, only to discover that she's become the victim of a rather unusual hit-and-run accident, and that Santa is real but not quite the sort of guy he was expecting. Written by Anonymous

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant (1999)
    Film by Brad Bird (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 3 More) Background Painter This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Quest for Camelot

    Quest for Camelot (1998)
    Film by Frederik Du Chau (Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family and 3 More) Background Painter During the times of King Arthur, the story of an adventurous brave girl, named Kayley, whose father, a Knight of the Round Table, is killed by Sir Ruber, a maniacal brute who steals Excalibur and ultimately threatens to seize King Arthur's Camelot. Kayley enlists the blind, reclusive knight-aspirant Garrett and a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon to brave the Enchanted Forest and retrieve the magic sword, and their adventure is also of course fraught with danger. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • Space Jam

    Space Jam (1996)
    Film by Joe Pytka (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 3 More) Background Painter Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Micheal Jordan, the Babe Ruth of Basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

  • Tales from the Far Side

    Tales from the Far Side (1994)
    Television by Marv Newland (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Background Painter A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deers, hunters, and ufos; wolf home-movies; egg horror flicks; and cowboys & aliens. Written by Kathy Li

  • A Troll in Central Park

    A Troll in Central Park (1994)
    Film by Gary Goldman (Family, Fantasy and Animation) Background Painter A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of proper trolldom: Manhattan. But of all places, his pod lands in Central Park, where he feels right at home. He befriends a young brother and sister, out for the day unknown to their parents, and must immediately protect them from the queen's attack. This is an adventure that teaches the importance of love and responsibility. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

  • Thumbelina

    Thumbelina (1994)
    Film by Gary Goldman (Family, Fantasy, Romance, Animation and 1 More) Background Painter A girl no bigger than her mother's thumb feels all alone in the world knowing she is the only person her size. Her wish for a companion at last comes true when the prince of the faerys arrives at her window sill. However, the niave Thumbelina's life goes downward from there when a toad kidnaps her. While she tries to find a way home, she begins to grow up and learns about hope with the help of the friends she always wanted. Written by Max Vaughn

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

    Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
    Television by Reed Shelly (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 2 More) Color Designer Sonic and Tails are willing to save the planet Mobius from Dr. Robotnik and his robots which they plan to take over in these slapstick based adventures.

  • The Teddy Bears' Christmas

    The Teddy Bears' Christmas (1992)
    TV Movie by Paul Schibli (Family and Animation) Background Painter; Supervisor Sally, The little sister of Ben's owner, Simon, would like her very own teddybear and asks Santa Claus for one. Simon teases Sally about her letter to Santa, whose existence he is a little skeptical about, and at the same time tries to find out what it is she wants. But for Sally it is a secret between herself, Santa and Ben. Written by Fred Bloggs <fredb@mypc.edu>

  • The Woman Who Raised a Bear as Her Son

    The Woman Who Raised a Bear as Her Son (1990)
    TV Movie by Gerald Tripp (Family and Animation) Background Painter; Supervisor

  • The Teddy Bears' Picnic

    The Teddy Bears' Picnic (1989)
    TV Movie by Bill Speers (Animation and Family) Animation department

  • The Railway Dragon

    The Railway Dragon (1989)
    TV Movie by Gerald Tripp (Family and Animation) Background Painter; Supervisor

  • Bluetoes, the Christmas Elf

    Bluetoes, the Christmas Elf (1988)
    TV Movie by Mik Casey (Animation and Family) Animation department

  • Babar and Father Christmas

    Babar and Father Christmas (1986)
    TV Movie by Gerry Capelle (Animation and Family) Animation department Arthur, Pom, Flora and Alexander, the royal elephant children, together with their monkey pal, Zephir, write Father Christmas a wish list letter and are disappointed when they don't get a reply. This ultimately leads to Babar's realization that the Elephants' Country needs to be included in Santa's regular route, so he goes to heroic lengths to make his children's' wishes come true. Babar and Father Christmas become fast friends and Father Christmas even gets to take a much needed rest in the tropical climate of Babar's country.

  • For Better or for Worse: The Bestest Present

    For Better or for Worse: The Bestest Present (1985)
    TV Movie by Sebastian Grunstra (Animation and Family) Animation department The Patterson family learns the true meaning of Christmas when Lizzie loses her stuffed bunny.

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