About

About

Oscar®, Emmy® and Annie Award-winning animated productions have turned to the groundbreaking work of Six Point Harness to provide artistically authentic and acclaimed animation in films, television, commercials and digital projects. Celebrating a diversity of voices and artists, Six Point Harness brings nearly 20 years of animation experience to an ever-changing industry, including its Academy Award®-winning work on 2020’s animated theatrical short film Hair Love. Six Point Harness’s work can be seen across film, TV and digital platforms, including Netlfix (Waffles + Mochi), Adult Swim (Lazor Wulf, Apollo Gauntlet), ABC (Black-ish), AMC (Dietland), NatGeo (Cosmos: Possible Worlds) and Disney+ (The Legend of the Three Caballeros), and in countless popular national commercials.


Team
Brendan Burch
Brendan Burch
CEO
Barb Cimity
Barb Cimity
Head of Production
Greg Franklin
Greg Franklin
Creative Director
Wendy Willis
Wendy Willis
Head of Development
Dave Vamos
Dave Vamos
Head of Studio Operations / Executive Producer
Saharat “Sah” Tantivaranyoo
Saharat “Sah” Tantivaranyoo
Art Director
Tony Christopherson
Tony Christopherson
Post Supervisor
Vera Hourani
Vera Hourani
Senior Producer
Musa Brooker
Musa Brooker
Creative Director

Brendan Burch

CEO

Brendan Burch is the CEO and Executive Producer of Six Point Harness. Before co founding Six Point, he graduated from Cal Art’s Character Animation program in 2000. In 2009, after years of producing a high volume of work-for-hire projects, Brendan initiated an original content development program that begat Dick Figures, a wildly-successful, adult, animated, digital comedy series featuring two stick figure buddies. To date, Dick Figures has been viewed over 600 million times on Mondo Media’s YouTube channel. With the help of a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, Six Point Harness produced Dick Figures: The Movie, which launched in the top 20 films on iTunes.

Brendan also spearheaded the effort to develop and sell Apollo Gauntlet, an original series, to Adult Swim, which begins airing in 2017.  Additionally, Burch and his team landed an original R-rated feature, The Last Christmas, into development at Sony Pictures Animation. Throughout the years, Brendan has made a point of retaining a loyal, creative crew and together they fiercely maintain studio independence.

Barb Cimity

Head of Production

Barb Cimity serves as Head of Production for 6PH, she brings a lot of experience to our studio. Barb started in commercials as Richard Williams’ producer for his Los Angeles studio, and then she owned her own shop doing the same. Barb moved on to features for a long run at DreamWorks Animation. Touching almost all the films from The Road To El Dorado to Turbo.

After which, she went to produce stop motion at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, as their Line producer on Robot Chicken, SuperMansion, Buddy Thunderstruck, and many other stop motion projects. Barb holds both a Bachelor’s and Master Degree in business. She is a native Californian, loves wine and labradors.

Greg Franklin

Creative Director

Greg Franklin is the creative director and a founding partner at 6 Point Harness. He’s known for directing the cult comic adaptation Prison Pit and The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! as well as the animated segments from FOX’s Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Bobcat Goldthwait’s acclaimed documentary Call Me Lucky, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob 2: Sponge Out Of Water, and the indie comedy Black Dynamite! As creative director at 6PH, he’s presided over several dozen hours of animated entertainment, including MTV’s Good Vibes, FOX’s Fringe, commercials for Metlife and Taco Bell, and many others. Franklin also animated a series of shorts for comedians Wyatt Cenac, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, and Kyle Kinane. His latest projects are Adult Swim’s Apollo Gauntlet and DreamworksTV’s Lizzie, which he wrote and co-created.

Wendy Willis

Head of Development

Wendy Willis, a seasoned creative producer, serves as the Head of Development for Six Point Harness.  She has worked as a creative producer in both features and television for over a decade, selling both comedies and dramas to FX, Comedy Central, CBS, Sundance, HBO, Sundance, Fox, Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network and Sony. Prior to joining Six Point Harness, Wendy served as a Development Executive at Mosaic where she oversaw a slate of projects under a first-look deal at HBO while also spearheading the company’s first theater project with Crescendo Productions. Previously, Wendy worked for Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live and at Mopo Productions where she was a producer on the Oscar-winning, short documentary, Twin Towers. She enjoys crappy tv some times, strong coffee and obsesses over what hair products might finally tame her crazy, curly mane.

Dave Vamos

Head of Studio Operations / Executive Producer

Dave is a founding member of Six Point Harness where he serves as the Head of Studio Operations, while concurrently acting as an Executive Producers on special projects. Prior to his current role, Dave worked on a number of pilots at Six Point Harness, including AggroNuts, Phil Hendrie and Dirt Squirrel, as well as the WB series Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show. Drawn to projects which combine artistic talent, computer knowledge and technical skill, Dave is the creator of Seeing Eye Dog, a show optioned by Walt Disney Television, and has also worked for Warner Brothers Animation and Disney Toon Studios. He is a graduate of SUNY/New Paltz and Vancouver Film School’s traditional animation program. Prior to his career in animation, Dave wrote and illustrated Glimpses of the Unexceptional, a cartoon that ran in the Los Angeles Alternative Press, and worked with live dynamite to control avalanches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Saharat “Sah” Tantivaranyoo

Art Director

Saharat Tantivaranyoo serves as an Art Director for Six Point Harness. Sah was the lead designer for Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and Tom Hanks’ Electric City, and a lead character layout artist on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. In his spare time, Sah plays with Legos, works on classic Japanese muscle cars and watches space documentaries.

Tony Christopherson

Post Supervisor

Tony Christopherson serves as lead editor and compositor at 6 Point Harness. Since joining the team in 2007, Tony has supervised post production on hundreds of projects including FOX’s Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, Tom Hanks’ Electric City, Adult Swim’s Apollo Gauntlet, and Annie Award Nominated Guava Island. Hailing from the Land of 10,000 lakes, Tony holds a BFA in Animation from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. In his spare time, Tony enjoys drinking margaritas, watching Japanese pro wrestling, and innovating exciting new ways to eat eggs.

Vera Hourani

Senior Producer

Vera M. Hourani is a production veteran with over 20 years of experience.  She is a Senior Producer at Six Point Harness, Inc. where she is currently supervising projects for Adult Swim, HBO, Netflix and Mattel. Some of her completed work at Six Point Harness has earned Annie Nominations (“Guava Island”) and she served as Line Producer on the Oscar Winning short “Hair Love”.
Prior to joining Six Point Harness, Vera spent five years at Mattel, Inc. producing many of their branded IP such as Ever After High, Minecraft Mini Series, Polly Pocket, Battleclaw.  She also oversaw the writing and workflow between Mattel and WB for two seasons of the DC Super Hero Girls series.
Vera worked at Warner Bros. TV Animation for about 10 years on shows such as Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Batman, Mystery of the Batwoman, What’s New, Scooby Doo Series as well as many long-form Scooby-Doo direct-to-Videos.
She also spent some time in various production positions at independent studios (Mike Young Productions, Spumco, Chris D’Angelo Productions, Kookanooga Toons)

When she’s not obsessing about schedules and budgets, you can find her tending to her one healthy swiss chard plant in her vegetable garden, trying to learn to play the Ukulele or hiking in the Glendale/Altadena trails.

Musa Brooker

Creative Director

Musa Brooker (that’s ‘moo-say’) is a Los Angeles-based director, writer and animator who has worked on projects large and small for clients such as McDonalds, Netflix, Paypal, Target, Hasbro, Honda, and Google. He’s animated or directed various elves, trolls, cake, cereal, corn dogs, miniature cars, life-sized cars, a sponge named Bob, a mystery-solving dog, super-powered sandwiches, real sandwiches, a talking tree, an aerobic egg, a group of Bratz, a town of cougars, a tower of taste buds, robots in disguise, an atomic-powered super lizard, a pickled diva and a Wookiee.

Musa holds a BFA in Animation from University of the Arts and an MFA in Experimental Animation from The California Institute of the Arts, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. Since 2010 he’s also taught animation at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Musa joined 6 Point Harness in 2019 to direct the animation for Netflix’s Waffles & Mochi, becoming Creative Director for the studio in 2020. A nearly obsessive Beatles fan, he enjoys listening to old school Hip-Hop and NPR, visiting Disneyland and voting. Despite being allergic to cats, Musa is proud papa to feline siblings Dexter Doo and Barnaby Jones. He hopes you remembered to bring a sweater.