Brandon Oldenburg is an award-winning illustrator, designer, sculptor and film director. A co-founder of Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, he won an Academy Award® for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story.
He received an Emmy Award for his directorial work on The Scarecrow, a film and game experience for Chipotle Mexican Grill, which garnered over 14 million YouTube views. Other film projects include an Annie Award nominated short based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven; Silent, an Emmy Award winning film collaboration with Dolby Laboratories featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore, and a film adaptation of The Numberlys–a Webby Award winning app and bestselling book published by Moonbot Studios.
Along with Moonbot co-founder William Joyce, Oldenburg is co-host of TCM Movie Camp, a new Turner Classic Movies program created to foster a love of classic movies and filmmaking in young audiences.
Prior to launching Moonbot, Oldenburg co-founded Reel FX Creative Studios, specializing in design and special effects for clients such as Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and BlueSky Studios. While at Reel FX, Oldenburg oversaw a joint venture with William Joyce, collaborating on works for Martha Stewart and Disney. And he and renowned designer Brad Oldham collaborated on a nationally acclaimed sculptural series called ‘The Traveling Man.’ His illustrations have also graced the covers of books by authors such as Elmore Leonard and Michael Chabon.
In 2010, Oldenburg was honored with the Distinguished Alumni of the Year from Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Illustration in 1995, and where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.