Snow Boat is a collaborative animation short created by a group of students from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Snow Boat began its pre-production process during April 2013. The idea of a boat made out of snow was proposed by Samantha Aguiar which quickly started to get shaped by the team with the guidance of Professor Luis Cook.

Mirror Su

Director, Music, Story Development, Prop Designer, 2D Animator and Compositing

Mirror Su is an animation filmmaker who tells stories by adopting diverse media and create specific aesthetic. She is a digital media generalist and also a digital music composer.



Sarah Mannino

Producer, 3D Layouts and Rendering

Sarah Mannino studies animation at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. She spends her free time making stop motion puppets and producing student films. Before attending SCAD, she graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX with a BFA in Graphic Design and worked for two and a half years as a graphic designer.


Emely Rodríguez

Producer, Editor, 3D and 2D Animator, Compositing and Story Development

Emely Rodríguez is an animator, illustrator and designer originally from Puerto Rico currently living in Round Rock, TX. She earned a BFA in Image and Movement from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico, and a MFA in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design.


Samantha Aguiar

Original Story, Story Development, Storyboard Artist, 3D and 2D Animator

Born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Masters in Animation. Looking forward to future career as a Character Animator.



Cabel Adkins

Sound Designer

Cabel tell stories through sound. An ever growing fascination with the world around him shapes the way that he thinks and works.



Ziwei Duanmu

Art Director, Prop Designer, Look Development, 2D Artist and Background Artist

Ziwei Duanmu is a visual development artist currently living in Los Angeles. She is now participating some animation shorts production through internet; and looking for opportunities to try hands in feature film and commercial production.


Adriana García

Story Development, Storyboard Artist, Character and Prop Designer, 2D Artist and Background Artist

With a focus on character design and storyboarding, Adriana has several years of experience in the animation industry. She is constantly looking to further develop her skill sets and keep growing both professionally and personally.
She recently graduated from an MFA in Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Moises Silva

Animation Supervisor, 3D Animator, Character Designer and Story Development

Moises Silva was born and raised in Peabody, MA and received the opportunity to go to SCAD. After receiving his degree in Interactive Design and Game Development he went back and focused on getting a Master's Degree in Animation. Now he seeks to provide new interactive and story experiences and grow as an artist in the game industry.


Majd Alrosan

Lighter, Modeler, 3D Layouts, Rendering, Prop Designer and Look Development

My name is Majd Alrosan. I am a 3D Modeling and Animation Instructor at Jordan University of Science and Technology. I earned my Animation MFA from the Savannah College of Arts and Design. My focus has been on 3d modeling and textures.​​​​​


Ling Yen

Storyboard Artist, Story Development, 3D Layouts, 2D Artist and 3D Animator

Ling Yen is a storyboard artist and 3D layout artist in Snow Boat. He is living in LA to start his career.




Ilsong Lee

3D Animator, Story Development and Prop Designer

He's main area is creating animation with 2D, 3D, and even with programming. Now he is pursuing M.F.A degree in animation at SCAD.



Yilu Zhang

2D Artist

Yilu Zhang holds an MA in Animation from SCAD and has honed her skills in look development to find a position in the industry as a texturing and lighting artist. She has great familiarity and expertise in Maya, Nuke, After Effect and other Adobe products. With over ten years’ experience in the arts, she brings positivity, team oriented skills and a strong work ethic, to every piece she contributes to.


Xi Wu

Rigger and Rendering

Xi Wu was responsible for the main character rig and props in Snow Boat. She also worked with nCloth simulation and rendering.


Madhu Nagarajan

Look Development

Madhu Nagarajan a texturing and lighting artist recently graduated from the Savannah College of art and Design with a degree from the Animation department. Her education at SCAD together with a basic computer science background from India has equipped her with the skills to create and apply lighting and texturing together as an expressive device. Besides her own personal projects she has also been working on several student films.


Xinwei Song

3D Animator, Prop Designer and Modeler

Xinwei Song was responsible for 3D animation, props & environment modeling in Snow Boat. He is currently completing his MFA in Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design.



Special Thanks to Professor Luis Cook for all his help and support when they were most needed; to Adam Bryant who put together a great trailer.