Science Fiction/Fantasy Author & Screenwriter

About Jeff

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Jeff Kasunic currently works in the film industry as a digital artist, helping movie studios bring their stories to life, including the recent animated movie HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3 at DreamWorks Animation, as well as SHREK, KUNG FU PANDA, and some of their other major studio releases. Prior to this, he worked in London as a live-action visual effects artist for Double Negative Visual Effects, helping to deliver STAR TREK: BEYOND, HUNGER GAMES: MOCKING JAY, INSURGENT, THOR, TOTAL RECALL, MAN OF STEEL, and JOHN CARTER.

Jeff now lives in Los Angeles, California, but in 2017 swore his allegiance to England’s queen, proudly becoming an American/British dual citizen–all of this causing much concern to his parents who raised him in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff has also lived in India while consuming poisonous food, roamed the Egyptian desert on the back of a camel in stifling heat, scuba-dived with hungry sharks in Fiji, and almost cried at Beethoven symphonies in Europe. These international experiences affect his writing as he believes in creating stories with a culturally diverse cast of characters in settings located around the planet. If a 14-year-old kid in India, America, Britain, and South Africa connect with a story he’s written, then he will pass out from extreme joy upon notification of such circumstances. He believes that the answers to our earthly problems lie in the hunt for the common elements that bind us all as one.

And why a picture in front of a door? In 1808, Beethoven wrote his fifth symphony behind this door in Vienna, Austria. Jeff likes to stalk the ghosts of his musical heroes when he can. For fun. He is currently enrolled in UCLA’s Film Scoring Program where he studies music composition for film and television. He also studies Lyle Spud Murphy’s composition system with working composers in Los Angeles: Equal Interval System (E.I.S.).