Michael van den Bos has worked in the Vancouver animation industry for 22 years. For 18 of those years, Michael was a producer of animated theatrical short films, television commercials, television specials (Gary Larson’s Tales from the Far Side) and a television series (Being Ian). Michael was the head producer for Marv Newland’s (Bambi Meets Godzilla, Anijam, Black Hula) International Rocketship and a member of the producing team at Studio B Productions (now DHX Media). Michael has been teaching film courses in Vancouver since 1997, including: Film Theory and Visual Storytelling at the Vancouver Film School; Film History at Pacific Audio Visual Institute, and the History of Character Animation at Capilano University. Michael writes a bi-monthly column about the movies for the print magazine, Vancouver View, and for his website, “Movie Mad”. Michael is also a recurring host of Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque “Silver Screen” series, where he introduces classic Hollywood motion pictures.