Co-Founder & CEO
Mike Johnson is a 15-year industry veteran creating the foundation for a new future in animation.
As a pioneer in animation technologies, Johnson recognizes the global demand for a more efficient pipeline, and has created a proprietary process that allows for a drastically reduced budget and crew size. In 2009, Johnson struck out on his own to create Kaptara, a 90-minute animated feature film solely by himself utilizing his unique process. Not only was his pipeline a success, but he was able to create the entire film in one year.
Johnson’s proven process became a hot prospect for animation studios around the world. Working with companies in Russia, India, and the U.S., Johnson demonstrated that he could complete the work of one-hundred employees by himself in a fraction of the time. His second film, Battle Oasis has garnered over 3.2 Million views in its first four months online, demonstrating the value of the film’s visual quality and pipeline efficiency.
Today, Johnson is eager to continue creating groundbreaking films and to demonstrate the value of his unique pipeline.
Co-Founder & COO
In his new role, he oversees the Company’s International Relations, Business Strategy, and Studio Management. Additionally, Mr. Notestine plays an integral role in the Company’s creative process, helping shape the creative direction and storylines of Guerillamation’s film slate. Mr. Notestine is revolutionizing the industry with his global business strategy and unique industry insight.
Mr. Notestine was a member of the inaugural animation class at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, graduating in 2010. He has since worked in Development, Story, Production, and Art Departments at major studios including Pixar, Disney Animation, Production I.G, DreamWorks, Sony, and the ASIFA Animation Archives. Mr. Notestine partnered with Mr. Johnson in 2017 to disrupt the traditional animation model and provide a superior value to the marketplace.
Mr. Notestine looks forward to establishing new relationships with studios, production companies, and businesses around the world.