Bio: Cynthia Wells is an award-winning animation filmmaker and an internationally exhibited artist and is sponsored by New York Foundation of the Arts. Currently she is working on humorous illustrations of the secret lives of the doggies she and her boys, Sergio and Enzo meet in Riverside Park in NYC. "I love being around doggies and getting to know their funny personality quirks. Sergio, our 8 year old Golden Retriever doesn't like getting dirty and will sulk if you don't dry him off properly after a bath or coming in from the rain. Enzo, our 14 month old Golden loves a good mud puddle to wallow in and would be happy staying wet 24 - 7. The intricacy of doggy relationships is just so fun and I learn something about negotiation everyday." Her network of websites feature characters she has developed based on the 17th century Italian Street Theater troups called Commedia dell Arte as well as characters that were created for her short films. Her films “The Shadow of Doubt” screened at festivals around the world and garnered many awards and accolades and “Interview with Talullah, Queen of the Universe" a satiric docu-drama about a flamboyant character named Talullah garnered her two Annie Award nominations and became the first woman to be nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Outstanding Achievement in a Short Film.

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