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Christopher “CJ” Bennett received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, California. CJ worked on a variety of short films including The Ribbon which has won over 30 awards; most notably Best Animated Short Film from the Five Continents International Film Festival and the Best Animation from the 2019 Indie Short Film Festival. 


A lover or art and animation and thrives on the cooperative and collaborative environment inherent in the creation of art in this medium. 


A founder of the Michelangelo D’Onofrio Arts Foundation. This arts foundation donates art supplies and scholarships to High School students interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts. Helping to establish art competitions, and award prizes.