Lion Forge Animation (“LFA”) is a leading Black-owned, full service animation studio that sources, acquires, develops, and produces authentic diverse content for global distribution. Founded in 2019, LFA is a self-financed flexible platform with an established content library. LFA is well-positioned and uniquely equipped to create, drive, and deliver genuine diverse stories to an increasing audience demand fueled by broad-based content consumption and social forces.
Lion Forge Animation accomplishes its mission through targeting under-served audiences, exploring new genres, and offering fresh perspectives – as demonstrated through the success of our first production, the Academy Award winning animated short “Hair Love”.
LFA’s goal is to bring moving, authentic stories to the world that challenge expectations. Whether fostered internally or through partnership with top talent, LFA develops enriching content by showcasing a variety of unique voices and experiences. By partnering with distributors, broadcasters and streaming platforms around the world LFA creates, realizes and produces authentic and exciting content.
Lion Forge Animation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polarity.
LFA is a full service animation studio that has the best in class creative and production teams at the heart of its studio.
Programmatic Pipeline for Developing and Sourcing IP
‐Extensive IP Libraries
‐Production & Distribution Partnerships
‐Script-to-screen Production Capabilities
“…in order to create something universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific.”
~ Lorraine Hansbury
LION FORGE LEADERSHIP
David StewarD II
Founder & CEO
Professional with over 15 years of experience in entertainment and media.He founded Lion Forge Animation in 2019, to be a leading Black-owned, full service animation studio that produces authentic diverse content for global distribution.
Chief Operating Officer
President and Chief Content Officer
Vice President of Production
Professional two-time Emmy nominated Animation Director/ Creative Visionary. Possesses 20+ years of experience producing animated content for the biggest entertainment groups in the US.
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VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
An experienced creative executive with over 15 years of developing, producing, and programming quality content for an array of platforms. An executive producer with a penchant for unique storytelling and a keen eye for talent and what works.
HEAD OF STUDIO FINANCE AND CONTENT PARTNERSHIPS
Matt brings experience in banking and entertainment.He leads our studio financing opportunities and manages our overall content partnerships.
Creative producer with independent filmmaking experience.
Has worked in both
commercial and entertainment production, and specializes
in 2D animation for
A results oriented “passionate” professional with over 20 years proven track record of commended performance in strategic planning and development of multimillion dollar business operations with specific focus in the Television Entertainment Industry.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ANIMATION
Assistant Director, Animation
An experienced visual storyteller who hopes to tell stories that move you, by telling the truth.Darnell has worked on multiple noted properties, most recently Spider-man: Across The Spider-Verse (part one).
Creative executive and producer with more than 15 years of experience developing live-action and animated original series for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.
Story Artist with strong film language and pop culture
familiarity who creates
concept-driven, visually compelling design. Engages
audiences through strong research and collaboration.
Director Animation Operations
Creative Coordinator in the LA Office