Trisha Gum has been working professionally in animation for ten years. She started her film career working as an art director and production designer on various TV shows, such as, “Robot Chicken,” The WB’s “MAD,” and Adult Swim’s “Frankenhole.” Gum transitioned into writing and directing in 2010 and, in 2011, she was selected for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women.
In 2015, Gum won an Emmy for her work on Amazon’s “Tumble Leaf” and, in 2018, was named one of Variety’s top 10 animators to watch. Most recently, she was the Head of Story on the international hit “The LEGO Batman Movie.” And just fisnihed Co-directing the film The LEGO MOVIE 2.”
Gum's work includes a large body of independent films that have won festival awards and gained her recognition from the Independent Magazine as among “2012’s Top Ten Filmmakers to look for.” When not making films, she spends her time working on her fine art. As a cut-paper artist, she has a unique way of changing paper into three-dimensional pop-up book-type scenes. Her artwork has a strong aesthetic that she often uses in her films.