I'm Ross Brennan, a working-class storyteller and storyboard animator from Glasgow. My work in animation is a conduit for the stories I would like to tell, whether that be comedic shorts or longer-form narrative work. Many of my stories and animations are part of the fantasy genre, aiming to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the fantasy media I grew up with while also trying to push the genre towards a more inclusive future. The issue of disability is particularly one I am interested in as a person with an autism spectrum disorder, as you will see from my dissertation on the interplay of magic and disability in fantasy fiction. Storytelling and narrative are the aspects of animation I am most interested in, hence my choosing to focus on storyboarding as opposed to fully-realised short films. I love to collaborate, especially early on in the process of creating a film, where ideas are shared freely and then refined into a working script, which is where I feel I am at my best. I hope you enjoy the work I have presented here - it may not be the fully-finished, production-quality film many would expect to be produced in a course like this, but I truly believe that storyboarding is an important and under-appreciated part of the animation process, and one that I am happy to represent by pulling back the curtain and showing how films look in their early stages to a public who may have never seen animation in its most raw form like this.