Aaron Woodley

Aaron Woodley

Supervisor Director / 21 yrs


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Arctic Justice Thunder Squad (2019)

Director, Writer, Leica Editor

Spark: A Space Tail (2017)


The Entitled (2011)


Tennessee (2005)

Director, Writer

Rhinoceros Eyes

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Aaron began making films at an early age, studying the techniques of animation at the Art Gallery of Ontario. After graduating from York University's Film Production Department, he worked in the industry as a television writer, stop-motion animator and editor, receiving two Screen Award nominations. He directed a number of award-winning short films and his feature debut Rhinoceros Eyes starring Michael Pitt, won the Discovery Award at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. His follow-up, Tennessee, was an indie road-drama starring Mariah Carey, produced by Lee Daniels, and his third film, The Entitled, was a thriller starring Ray Liotta. His latest projects are both animated features - Spark, a space adventure starring the voice talents of Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon and Patrick Stewart is set for release April 2017, and Arctic Justice starring Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and John Cleese is set for 2018.
Work History
  • Director, Writer

    AIC Studios

    June 2016 - June 2018
    Toronto, Canada

    Director of the animated feature "Arctic Justice Thunder Squad" starring the voice talents of James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, Anjelica Huston and John Cleese.

  • Director, Writer

    Toonbox Entertainment

    October 2011 - September 2015

    Director, Writer of the animated feature film, "Spark", starring Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon & Patrick Stewart.

  • Director

    Newroad Media

    April 2011 - September 2011

    Director of 9 episodes of the television show, "Curious and Unusual Deaths".

  • Director

    Foundation Features

    May 2010 - May 2011

    Director of the feature film "The Entitled", a thriller starring Kevin Zegers, Ray Liotta, Victor Garber and Tatiana Maslany.

  • Director

    Shooters International

    January 2009 - January 2011

    Director of several television commercials for Shooters International. Clients include, Mr. Transmission and The Shaw Festival.

  • Director

    Cuppa Coffee Animation Studios

    November 2009 - April 2010

    Director of 5 episodes of the animated show, "Glenn Martin DDS", produced by Michael Eisner, starring Kevin Nealon and Catherine O'Hara

  • Animator, Animation Director

    Cuppa Coffee Animation Studios

    January 1998 - January 2009

    Stop-motion animator and animation director on various televison shows and commercials, including, "JoJo's Circus", "Starveillance", "Little People", "A Very Barry Christmas", "Snowden's Christmas", "Life's A Zoo", "Glenn Martin DDS", "Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World" and, "A Miser Brother's Christmas". Animated intermittedly from 1998 through 2009.

  • Director, Writer

    New Real Films

    April 2008 - June 2008

    Writer/director of the segment, "Shoelaces", in the film, "Toronto Stories", which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Director

    Lee Daniels Entertainment

    February 2007 - February 2008

    Director of the feature film, "Tennessee", an indie road-drama starring Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck and Mariah Carey, produced by Lee Daniels ("Precious", "Monsters Ball").

  • Animator

    CBC Television

    January 2005 - May 2005

    Animator on the show, "What It's Like Being Alone".

  • Director, Writer

    Madstone Films

    July 2001 - December 2003

    Writer/director of the feature film, "Rhinoceros Eyes", starring Michael Pitt. The film premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Discovery Award.

  • Editor

    Paulus Film Group

    January 2001 - June 2001

    Editor of the TV movie, "Cornered".

  • Writer

    Alliance Atlantis

    January 2000 - March 2000

    Writer on the show, "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal".

  • Editing Intern

    Alliance Communications

    January 1996 - June 1996

    Editing Intern on David Cronenberg's, "Crash".

  • Editor

    Grand Slam Pictures

    June 1993 - February 1994

    Editor of the independent feature film, "1994".