Harold Moss has spent his career fusing storytelling, technology and a passion for change-making media. Notably, Harold created the three-minute cartoon "A Brief History of the USA" in Michael Moore's Academy Award–winning Bowling for Columbine (2003), and was a producer of the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning and Oscar-nominated documentary, Trouble the Water.
Some of his directorial projects include 50 enhanced e-books for Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color, The Adventures of Tek Jansen for Comedy Central's Colbert Report, the 15-minute superhero cartoon Tooth Defenders and related game suite for Colgate, the Skippyjon Jones app, creating and directing the animated series How the Body Works for KidsHealth.org, two animated pilots for Playhouse Disney, a series of anti-tobacco PSAs for Comedy Central, an award winning–Halloween network redesign for AMC, directing animation for two pilots for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and a wide range of other commercial and broadcast spots. Moss also co-created, wrote, and directed the 39-episode web series This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow.
Harold has committed his life to changing the world one cartoon at a time. And the ukulele.
Director of Education and Curriculum
Carla Seal-Wanner's career demonstrates a long-held commitment to quality children's media, both in its development as a force to improve children's lives and as a powerful tool to allow young media consumers to empower themselves through generating their own content. Since receiving a masters and doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in 1983, Carla has applied her expertise working with both public and commercial television, government agencies, new media publishing groups, interactive television, and online service providers to create educational media for all ages, from toddlers to adults.
Carla has participated in the development of many award-winning children's shows and the ancillary interactive media products created to enhance them, including: Sesame Workshop's 3-2-1 Contact and Square One TV, PBS Kids' Reading Rainbow, and Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and NOGGIN. After spending a decade combining careers as a children's TV producer and professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she created and directed the Graduate Program in Instructional Technology and Media — a pioneering curriculum that applied the theories of cognitive and developmental psychology, visualization, instructional design, evaluation, and computer-mediated learning to the development of effective media for children — Carla moved into full-time broadcast and interactive media production, and media advocacy. She joined FlickerLab in 2010 to continue to fulfill this mission. Notably, she has combined her deep commitment to environmental stewardship with her passion for providing students with the dynamic new media tools to express themselves creatively by bringing with her to FlickerLab the non-profit organization Climate Cartoons, which she Executive Directs.
And while she makes a very nice teacher, she makes a mean eggnog.
Zartosht Soltani is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and painter whose groundbreaking work fundamentally reshaped ideas about branding and packaging in post-revolutionary Iran. Zartosht's satirical cartoons continue to cause a stir, and spread like wildfire online. His cartoons won him 2nd place in the Iranian International Cartoon Biennial, and a large base of fans around the world.
After moving to the US, Zartosht started working as FlickerLab's Senior Art Director, and became a Broadcast Design Award–winner for his numerous show graphics packages, broadcast promo packages, kids show designs and countless commercial campaigns.
Zartosht is also an accomplished oil painter and brings his powerful sense of color, composition, and storytelling — as well as a biting sense of humor — to every project he gets his hands on.
Friends know him as "Z," though he insists he never wears a black mask and is useless with a sabre.
Tibo Charroppin is an award-winning director, motion graphics artist and notable FlickerLad since 2010. While attending Parsons School of Design, Tibo grew interested in the art of storytelling through film, animation, and mixed media. With his background in design and technology, he brings versatile production chops as well as a hip European sensibility to the team.
Prior to moving to New York City, Tibo spent most of his life in France where you might think he spent his days eating cheese and baguettes and watching existential black-and-white films about nothing. You'd be right.
Fran Cioffi-Spanola has extensive bookkeeping and office management experience working in small to medium-size firms in the creative services field. She has worked in advertising agencies and architectural firms in all phases of account management. Starting in 2008, Fran has supervised the company's income and expenditures, all company reporting, and is the company's liaison to outside vendors and other external entities.
When Fran takes a break from balancing FlickerLab's ledgers, she can sometimes be found expressing her creativity by adding to the team's collective waistlines by cooking decadent Italian meals.
Frunky is the FlickerLab office "dog." His passions include staring at the floor, staring at chairs, staring at objects he is told to fetch, and breathing. He is the brains behind the company, telepathically controlling the day-to-day office work as a 1-foot tall puppet master. He is so powerful that no one dares oppose him — the last office worker who tried was vaporized into kibble. And then stared at.
This is not a joke. Send help.