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Founders

Steve Viner – CEO & Executive Producer

Steve Viner founded Liquid Animation in 1999 with his three brothers. Steve is the CEO of Liquid with a key role in creating, developing and pitching our slate of intellectual property to national and international broadcasters, distributors and global entertainment companies. Since the company began, Steve has produced around 30 hours of international programming and has succeeded in making Liquid one of Queensland’s leading independent animation companies. Steve produced 13 half-hours of the 2D series The Proud Family for Disney Channel and 5 half-hours of the animated series The Shapies. He spent 3 seasons producing all the CGI animated sequences for Warner Bros. on Duck Dodgers and has also produced around 250 animated shorts for Disney.

Michael Viner – Creative Director & Animation Director

Mike Viner got his training as a traditional 2D animator before founding Liquid Animation in 1999 with his three brothers.
Since the companies establishment, Mike has driven the company’s creative vision as the head studio director. Mike’s work has won many local and international awards, including the 2000 Golden Pixie Award (US Animation Magazine) for Youthealth.
Mike has vast experience as the supervising producer and animation director leading a team of animators working on long form series work and theatrical releases, particularly 3 seasons of the 2D series The Proud Family for Disney Channel and 3 seasons directing all the CGI animated sequences for Warner Bros on Duck Dodgers. Mike has worked closely with some of Hollywood’s best-known animators and directors including Bruce Smith, Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt.

Geoff Viner – Executive Producer

Geoff Viner is one of the founding brothers of Liquid Animation in 1999. In his capacity as Executive Producer, Geoff manages all the studios short form projects including TV commercials, corporate videos, visualizations and web videos. He has extensive experience in live action projects and brings this knowledge to many of our jobs which combine live action with animation and high-end editing.
Geoff also plays a key role in expanding our business in the Asia Pacific region and has produced numerous TV commercials for markets including Indonesia, India, Singapore, Vietnam and China.

Michael Burke – Managing Director, Liquid Interactive

Michael Burke’s experience as an online strategist and producer extends over ten years. In that time he has built a reputation as a reliable producer and innovator internationally. He cofounded Liquid Interactive in partnership with Liquid Animation and is a respected member of the online industry, valued for his experience, innovative stance and dedication to the industry. Recognized as an expert in his field, Michael writes and publishes articles on industry trends and is currently the President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association. Passionate about the interactive industry, he has positioned Liquid Interactive as one of the most dynamic leading interactive and digital creative agencies in Australia.

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