I am an independent Animator, Writer, and Director working on 2 of my own 3d animated short films, "The Hard Time Zoo" and "Beware Of The Boogieman". Previously an independent actor, I've moved on from that profession to focus solely on animated film production. When I've finally completed both projects I plan to submit them to independent film festivals throughout the world. So far, this has been one of my life's greatest challenges because I have NO CREW. My only crew is my voice acting talent. Currently, I am in post-production with " The Hard Time Zoo ". In 2015, I won a television Telly Award for my animation work on the nationally syndicated cable television series, " Horror Hotel". These days, I STILL wish to network with other creative television and film professionals. You ALL inspire me.
Name: Rick Colon
Lives in: Cleveland, Ohio
Company: Ric -A-Lot Pictures
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director, Actor, Illustrator, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor, Visual Effects Artist, 3d Animator, Graphic Designer and Crew
Unique traits: " I've been told that I have a unique laugh."
The Hard Time Zoo
Film (short) by Ric-A-Lot Pictures -Rick Colon (Comedy, Sci-Fi and Animation) Animator/ Writer / Director The Hard Time Zoo is a special facility that is a merger between a public zoo and a maximum-security penitentiary. The residents of this zoo are a series of wise-cracking, foul-mouthed zoo animals with nothing but "TIME" on their hands. This animation chronicles the wrongful incarceration of characters Freddy Redd (The Fox) and Pete (The Penguin) and the aftermath that ensues. Copyright 2016. R-Rated. Animated, Written, & directed by Rick Colon.
Beware Of The BoogieMan
Film (short) by Ric-A-Lot Pictures -Rick Colon (Adventure, Family and Animation) Animator/ Writer / Director This 3d animation is about a little girl with an overactive imagination that believes that there is"someone" or "something" lurking in her bedroom closet. Copyright 2016. Animated, Written, & directed by Rick Colon.
Horror Hotel ( TV Series)
Television by Reel TV Productions (Horror and Thriller) Assistant Director Horror Hotel features the new queen of the night, Lamia (Lay-me-uh), who will bring you the best horror movies you have yet to see. From independent horror films to classic black and whites, you'll find out more about the movies, the people involved in making them and all of their horrifying stories.
Film by NorthCoast Productions (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Paleontologist/ Animator/ Storyboard Artist Paleontologist Bridget Drake (Kristina Michelle) is devoted to her work. In her search to find a new dinosaur species, she uncovers something nobody knew existed... the remains of a dragon. But this isn't just any Dragon - this was the Mother of All Dragons. With the remains, she finds a crystallized heart - the spirit of the dragon herself - and is visited by the dragon. Bridget is transformed into Lady Dragon, and her mission is to put a stop to the evils in this world.
Horror Hotel (TV Series)
Television by Reel TV Production (Horror) Animator / In-Between Artist Horror Hotel features the new queen of the night, Lamia (Lay-me-uh), who will bring you the best horror movies you have yet to see. From independent horror films to classic black and whites, you'll find out more about the movies, the people involved in making them and all of their horrifying stories.
Horror Hotel (TV Show)
Television by Reel TV Network (Horror and Thriller) 3D Animator (Show Intro) Horror Hotel features the new queen of the night, Lamia (Lay-me-uh), who will bring you the best horror movies you have yet to see. From independent horror films to classic black and whites, you'll find out more about the movies, the people involved in making them and all of their horrifying stories.
How To Change The World
Film by Blurry Dude Media Group (Comedy and Drama) Homeless Picketer Two co-workers who find themselves stuck in a rut in their personal lives. They don't like what they do and don't like how hard it sometimes is to get by. Ignoring their personal problems, they join a "mass" protest trying to solve every problem in the world but their own.
Film by Duplass Brothers Productions - Bryan Buckley (Comedy) Restaurant Sue Chef The film is about a foul-mouthed, washed-up former gymnastics Olympic bronze medalist (Melissa Rauch) who must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete star rises in town.
Television by Reel TV Network (Family and Sport) Training Partner The world of independent Martial Arts meets stunt work and fight scene training. A mixture of reality and how-to, The Dojo brings action to your door. Get to know and follow these martial artists and indie stunt people as they compete in the sport, train in fight choreography and stunt work, practice everyday training, and live a high-impact lifestyle. Reality TV has never been so interesting!
Film (short) by Swingo Films (Drama and Romance) Store Clerk Jesse Spark, a High School track star, now college drop out, is in a funk. Will he get help by his friends...or this mystery girl who's causing a stir in his life...
Film (short) by Empty-Light-Pack Productions/ Director Mike Trivisonno (Comedy) Dr. Chris Stevens Mike wants to impress Uncle Louie with the next big thing, but he comes up with the most unlikely of ideas: a successful TV variety show. Now, he has to sift through Cleveland talent to find the next big star.
Dying 2 Meet U
Film by Cleveland Bell-Grade Media (Drama, Horror and Mystery) Business Traveler(at airport) A group of women who fly to France believing they are contestants on a new reality TV dating show, suddenly find themselves in a real life game of SURVIVOR! Synopsis: After a terrible accident leaves GOLDMAN ANDREWS scarred for life, he spends the next eight years as a recluse living vicariously through reality TV. He's reached the point where he can no longer stand the loneliness. His wealthy parents come up with the idea of producing a fake reality dating show so that GOLDMAN can pick his wife. Nine women fly to France looking for love and adventure. Their every move and conversation is secretly viewed by GOLDMAN. As private information about their lives is revealed, GOLDMAN narrows down his choice for a wife. One by one, they face the ULTIMATE ELIMINATION. Who will reach the final two? Will the winner marry GOLDMAN? What becomes of the loser? Join us for the most DRAMATIC finale in reality show history.
Film (short) by GenNext Entertainment (Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Head M.I.B. Agent Elements we had to use in our film per 48 Hour Film Project Character : Rick or Rhonda Everett, Travel Specialist Prop : a reusable bag Line : "Who are you talking to?"
Film (short) by Rick Colon Animator/ Writer / Voice-Actor A little girl walking home alone from school encounters a strange man who tries to trick her into getting in his car with him. This is an animated cartoon short that was created for small children in an effort to warn them of the hidden dangers of talking to people that they DON'T know.
36th Annual Telly Award Winner( For Animation) on the television series, Horror Hotel
Honorable Mention Medal in the Acting Monologue Competition at The International Indie Gathering
Cuyahoga Community College District (Cleveland, OH)
International Academy Of Design & Technology(Tampa,FL)