My old sketchbooks are filled with storyboards of magical worlds, their inhabitants and creatures. I even had my own hand carved stamp that I made for my fake production company name. I was ten years old. Storytelling has been a dream since I was a child.
A Fine Arts major with an emphasis on drawing and painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, I shifted to visual effects after graduating. I needed to learn how to create all of the worlds I imagined, first becoming a visual effects artist. This paved the way to becoming a visual effects supervisor, garnering several VFX emmy nominations before transitioning to directing.
“Sallyanne (Sal) Massimini”