Amos Sussigan (b. 1989 in Switzerland) feels comfortable in the roles of visual designer, director in various (short) films, art director, radio personality, and writer. Amos has always been a restless, creative soul, never interested in the obvious or the easily-obtained. Amos completed his diploma in Languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German) in Switzerland, while learning the ropes of the “real world” by holding jobs in retail and the restaurant/bar scene. Working at a TV channel soon followed and Amos still collaborates with two of Switzerland’s national radio stations – Rete 1 and Rete 3 as the official Swiss Italian correspondent for Warner Brothers and Fox.
In 2009, Amos enrolled at Woodbury University, in Los Angeles, majoring in Animation and specializing in Entertainment. During his first semester, he created the official commercial for Woodbury’s School of Media Culture and Design, and after his first year of college, Amos received an Academic Excellence Award as Best First-Year Student. Despite the great success academically, he felt extremely homesick. He conveyed his sadness into an online blog, talking about his daily life and of challenges he faced studying abroad. His blog became a radio program, and many youngsters like him, who wanted to follow their dreams away from home, followed his story. On October 31st, 2011, his blog became a book – The Chocolate Oscar. It was originally published in Italian, and sold out three times. Amos created and coordinated the marketing campaign of the book on his own. During his second year of college, he won first place in the Tom Baron Business Plan Competition. During his third year he wrote and directed his first animated short, Broken Wing, which was well received throughout the festival circuit, gaining the admission into their Official Selections and winning a couple of Awards.
In 2011 he has worked on several design and media projects at mOcean, a company specializing in entertainment, advertising, marketing, branding, production, and servicing well-known clients such as Disney, Pixar, and Warner Brothers. Amos is ready to begin his last year of University, while starting his second movie. He will be traveling throughout Europe to promote his book and animated short.