Keith Del Principe – Arts Resume 

Skills Film Directing, Traditional and Mixed Media Animation, Filmmaking, Music Composition & Sound Production, Puppet & Set Construction, Video & Sound Editing, Web Design, Illustration, 3D Modelling, Woodworking, Permaculture Farming, Field Biology

Software TVPaint Animation Pro, DragonFrame Stop Motion, Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects, ProTools, Logic Pro, Final Draft, Final Cut Pro, Excel, Quickbooks, Maya, Wordpress 


Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio, Co-Founder & Director, 2017-present 

We’re artists that are passionate about ecology. Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio is a permaculture farm and animation studio in Northumberland County, Ontario. We offer pesticide free produce and animated film production services in addition to workshops and affordable art.  We believe that good food & good art make the world a better place. 

Demo reel & further information available at: 

Grants and Awards

Ontario Arts Council Media Creation Projects, 2023
For creation of Animated Short: The Recycling Monsters

Animation and Film 

The Recycling Monsters, Experimental Animated Documentary Short (In Pre-Production), Director, Animator, Sound Designer & Composer, 2023

Tip to Toe, Music Video  (In Production) for The Good Lovelies, A Cardboard Reality Studio Production: Co-Director & Animator, 2023

Kiska: The World’s Loneliest Orca, Animated Documentary Short (In Production), Role: Producer, Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Cardboard Reality Studio, 2024

The Moosehide Campaign, Animated Educational Video for The Moosehide Campaign, Animator, Audio Engineer, and Compositor 2023

How to Lose Everything Opening Credits, Animated Title Sequence for CBC Arts How To Lose Everything: a field guide – the Series, A CBC Arts, One Foot Tapping, & Cardboard Reality Studio Co-Production: Co-Director & Animator, 2022 

Heart Like a Pow Wow, Animated Short Film, Produced by CBCArts, A CBC Arts, One Foot Tapping, & Cardboard Reality Studio Co-Production: Compositor & Animator, 2022 

Pencil Salesman Vignettes, Animated Opera Vignettes for Westben Theatre, A Cardboard Reality Studio Co-Production: Co-Director & Animator, 2022 

Be Inspired, Short Animated Film for Toronto Sing Festival , A Cardboard Reality Studio Co-production: Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Compositor, & Animator, 2022

Official Selection of the Cervino Cinemountain Festival 2022 [Cervino, Italy], Official Selection of the Mountain and Adventure Film Festival 2022 [California, USA], Official Selection of the Banff Centre Film Festival 2022 [Alberta, Canada]

White Christmas, Music Video for Karl Loxley, A Cardboard Reality Studio Production: Co-Director & Animator 2021

Wine Story, Director, Animator, Sound Designer & Composer, 2021 

Official Selection of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021, Canadian Panorama, Official Selection of the Venice Architecture Film Festival 2021 [Venice, Italy], Official Selection of the 7th Siding Film Festival 2022 [B.C. Canada], Official Selection of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2022 [Yukon Territory, Canada], Official Selection of Festival RENUAC 2022 [Santiago, Chile], Official Selection of One Earth Awards 2022 [Karnataka, India], Official Selection of Gaia International Film Festival – Stories of Lands and Food 2022 [Lecce, Italy], Official Selection of the Turku Animated Film Festival 2022, Documentary Film Panorama, [Turku, Finland].

CBC Canada Reads Trailer for The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk, Produced by The CBC,  Animator, 2021 

How To Lose Everything: a field guide, Animated Short Film, Produced by CBCArts & Canada Council Creation Accelerator, A Cardboard Reality Studio Production: Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, & Animator, 2021 

Winner: Best Animated Short, Imagine This Women’s Film Festival [Brooklyn, NY],  Winner: Best Animated Short, American Indian Film Festival [San Francisco, California], Official Selection of the London International Animation Festival [London, England], Official Selection of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival [Saint John, New Brunswick] Winner: Best Animation, Uptilt Film Festival 2022 [Wilmington, North Carolina].

Little Drummer Boy, Music Video for The Tenors, A Cardboard Reality Studio Production: Co-Designer, Animator & Compositor, 2017

Sting of the Cactus, Music Video for Ori Dagan, A Cardboard Reality Studio Production: Animator & Compositor, 2017 

Winner: Vox Pop award in the Animated/Stop-Motion Video category at The 17th Independent  Music Awards, Best Music Video, Open World Toronto Film Festival (Canada), Platinum Reel  Award, Nevada International Film Festival (U.S.), Best Animation, Los Angeles Music Video  Awards (U.S.), Best Music Video Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico U.S.) 

Animals, Director, Animator & Composer, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2014

Moth, Director & Animator, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2013 

Larry, Director, Animator & Composer, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2013

Mr. Pigeon, Music Video for Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, Animator & Compositor, 2013

Two Planets, One Planet, Composer & Guitarist, USCFilm School, 2012 

Curriculum Development

3D Animation Course Development & Content Creation, St. Lawrence College, 2023
Courses: Figure Analysis and Innovation, Story Development and Storyboarding, Animation Methodologies, 3D Layouts

Gallery & Artist Talks 

Guest Speaker, Film Animation Program at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Professor Luc Otter, Concordia University, 2022

AGN (Art Gallery of Northumberland) Spotlight Series: Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio, 2020

Ah! (Arts & Heritage) Warkworth, Of Wool & Wire: The Stop Motion Worlds of Cardboard Reality, 2018


Urge for Going, Animator, Producer, Co director, and designer, Quality Slippers Productions, Montreal & Toronto Fringe Festivals 2013, Cabaret du Mile End and Tarragon Theatre Mainspace. 

Exit, pursued by a bear, Co creator/designer, Quality Slippers Productions, SummerWorks Festival 2011, Theatre Passe Muraille 

Tabitha & the Time Machine, Set Construction, Puppet builder & Producer, Quality Slippers Productions, Lower Ossington Theatre, 2011 

Feed The Birds Cabaret, Co curator, Member of the Puppet Slam Network, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2010 to 2012 

for you, Emmy, Co-designer, Set Construction, & Producer, Quality Slippers Productions, Lower Ossington Theatre, 2010 

Internet and Publication 

Dandelion Clock Revolutions, Creator & Director, Online Artists Social Media Site, 2005 –  2010 

Dandelion Clock Revolutions was an online artist collective active from 2005 to 2010. At its peak, the community had several hundred members collaborating, creating and discussing art.  This project offered customizable mixed media portfolios for individual artists and a uniquely designed platform for the sharing of art and ideas between members.

The Dandelion Clock Revolutions Magazine was a graphic and digital design project, featuring  original poetry and layout collage. In print form the booklet was hand bound and included full colour photos – tabbed into the book but removable for framing. The magazine was a curated  catalogue of three years of online submissions. 


RPS Energy, Atlantic Ocean — Protected Species Observer 

2007 – 2012 

Worked in the field of marine biology practicing environmental mitigation on seismic vessels for 600 days in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic. Monitored dolphin, sea turtles, and whales using both high & low technology. 

Education and Training 

BFA in Film Animation, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema 2012 – 2016

Concordia University 

Learned frame by frame film making in 2d, 3d, & stop motion animation. 

Apprentice Puppeteer, 2007-2009 

Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, Vermont 

Worked alongside the historic theatre troupe on creating hybrid performance work with a social  message. 

B.A. in Social Theory, Social Movements, and Activism 2003 – 2007 

SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY 

Studied sustainable development, art and its ability to affect social change.