WRITER / DIRECTOR / HEAD OF STORY
CHRIS BUTLER made his directing debut with ParaNorman, for which he also wrote the original screenplay. The yet-to-be-titled Film 5 marks his return as both writer and director. Aside from developing his own projects, he was Head of Story and co-writer for Kubo and the Two Strings, and story supervisor for Coraline. Prior to LAIKA, Chris amassed a decade’s worth of experience designing and storyboarding on numerous high profile animated projects, including Warner Bros’ Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. His work has been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, several Annies, and even the first GLAAD award nomination for an animated feature.