Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Alyssa Penney

facesA little under 3 and a half years ago I got an email saying I was hired to work as an animator on a new show starting about a week from that point. I was nervous and scared to leave home, but in a matter of days I picked up everything with the help of my family and moved from a small town in New Brunswick to Halifax. I have never once regretted that decision.

Since moving to Halifax I’ve worked in different capacities on over 7 different productions that have aired all over the world, most of them through Copernicus Studios, where I currently work full time as an animator and revisionist on one of the highest rated shows on Cartoon Network. I’ve made countless new friends, expanded my industry knowledge and connections, grown so much as an artist and as a person, and found myself a new home away from home. Our studio has grown at least threefold since I first sat down 3.5 years ago and I’ve had coworkers come to work with us from around the world.

I love being in this place. My studio, my city, the maritimes; I love it all, and I love that I can work in such an amazing industry and still be near my friends and family.
I don’t want to leave. Please stand with us and in support of the NS film tax credit. #FightNotFlight

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