I began my career as a writer, and earned a degree in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. I’ve worked for 15+ years writing dialogue for animation, video games, and commercial spots. As a Head Writer for Funimation (a Sony Pictures company), I managed teams of writers adapting 1000+ half-hour episodes of anime, with shows airing on Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, IFC, SyFy and Fox 4Kids. In 2006 I won "Writer of the Year" at the American ADR Awards, and in 2008 Shin Chan, an anime series we drastically reinvented for Adult Swim, was deemed “Best Dub” and “Best Show on TV” by Anime Insider Magazine. I was the primary English adaptation writer for Dragon Ball Super, which is currently airing on Cartoon Network, and wrote the English adaptations for the theatrically-released hits Dragon Ball Super: Revenge of F and Battle of Gods.
Other anime I’ve adapted include Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu Yu Hakusho, Darker Than Black, Samurai Seven, PsychoPass, Starblazers 2199, and many others. I’ve written dialogue for video games including Stuntman: Ignition, No More Heroes 2, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
High quality, professional audio is essential to animation, and Team Spaceman frequently turns to Okratron 5000 for its talented pool of voice directors, voice actors, and audio engineers.
One of the largest audio production companies in the southern United States, Okratron 5000 offers voice recording, sound design, post production and mixing for games, television and film. Founded in 2004 by voice actor and director Christopher Sabat, the company has produced audio for hundreds of episodes of animated series and animated and live-action theatrical releases. Past work includes Dragon Ball Z, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, War of Arrows, Borderlands 2, Splosion Man and Ms. Splosion Man, Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel, Prince Adventures, Spikeout: Battlestreet, Wreckateer, and Orcs Must Die!
In 2015, Okratron 5000’s work on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods won the BTVA award for “Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film.”
Team Spaceman was excited to partner with Brandon Ray and his Houston-based animation studio, Paper Brain, for an animated music video about energy conservation, commissioned by a major museum for a new exhibit (details to follow), and Brandon helmed a full suite of other animations for the museum. Paper Brain specializes in 2D animation with a handmade, paper-craft style, and is constantly expanding their reel with new animations styles, including hand-drawn, stop-motion, and original puppets. Paper Brain created animated shorts for all three seasons of Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.
Paper Brain's animated short film, "Nine to Five Ned," was honored with the "2015 Best Animation" award at the Rockport Animation Festival, and received an "Award of Merit" at the Chico International Animation Festival. Their animated music video for "Be Brave" by Aja Monet won "Best Music Video" at the Rincon International Film Festival.
Team Spaceman looks forward to teaming up with Brandon and Paper Brain for more animation soon.