About Us

CG Direction & Production

Forrest and Schlage are a Tokyo based director duo. Together we bring decades of professional experience, a fresh perspective and proven production ability. if it’s challenging, if it’s new, if it’s a story worth telling, then we’re interested.

 

Brent Forrest

Born in Montreal, Brent Forrest started his animation career at Red Rover studios in Toronto as a co-op student in 1999. There he learned the craft of animation from some of Canada’s finest draftsmen. He has won awards for both his animation and special effects work including a Gemini nomination for title design. Today he works as a Technical Director in one of Tokyo’s top animation studios.

Tobias Schlage

Born in Hamburg, Germany, After graduating from animation school, Tobi turned his year-long passion of creating short films into a profession. In his years as a character animator and CG generalist he worked on all aspects of production. He started in Germany and moved to Japan, which gave him a new perspective. European and Japanese film making are very different, and both methods have pros and cons. Combining the best of both worlds, he created a unique style of grounded, emotional storytelling paired with unusual and extravagant visuals.

Work With Us

Direction • Production

Having a great idea is fine, but a great idea really needs a second guy to say “Yeah, let’s do that.” That’s us in a nutshell. We’re serious about story, have both classic skills and technical know how and have a crack team ready to take on creative projects. Big or small, we do it all.

Work

Directing •Animation • VFX
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“To make something really great and different and interesting means taking risks and following these ideas in your head.”

BRAD BIRD

“Success without planning is accidental.”

GEOFFREY GITOMER

“You can always cut forward.”

ANDY KNIGHT

“I want to be wise beyond my years but still be foolish and brash and bold.”

GUIDO CORTINI
SOME OF THE CLIENTS WE WORKED FOR

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If you have any questions about projects, availability or our work in general – any tipps, critiques or you just want to say Hello… please drop us a line!