UTA Signs Filmmaking Collective shy kids

EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg, Matthew Hornick and Sidney Leeder, the filmmakers behind the creative collective shy kids, for representation in all areas.

A group of multi-faceted creatives based out of Toronto, shy kids has recently become synonymous with the OpenAI Sora filmmaking movement, with projects like the viral short film Air Head. Known for their style blending technology, innovation, humor and rhythm, they create most of their projects from scratch and are proficient in various aspects such as writing, directing, producing, shooting, editing, animating, VFX, and composing music.

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Currently, shy kids is involved in producing series for such major entertainment companies as Disney, HBO, AMC, and Netflix. Notable projects the collective has worked on includes Lionsgate’s Nerve and The CW’s The Originals, as well as Netflix’s Emmy-nominated The Great Hack and Emmy-winning Athlete A.

In 2022, shy kids premiered their Ethan Eng-directed feature Therapy Dogs at the Slamdance Film Festival, winning the AGBO Fellowship Award. The film was later acquired and released by Utopia. Their first short film, Noah —  the first shot entirely on a computer screen — won Best Short Film at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013.

shy kids will continue to be managed by Anonymous Content.

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