Sam Koji Hale is an award-winning director, animator and puppeteer. Sam made his first short film for Jim Henson’s daughter Heather called “Yamasong”. Seven years later he made the feature “Yamasong: March of Hollows,” produced by Dark Dunes Productions. Sam has produced numerous puppet short films including award-winners “Narrative of Victor Karloch”, “Hitori” and “Lessons Learned.” He continues to produce films for Heather’s Handmade Puppet Dreams series with their new distribution partner at Jim Henson Company, bringing these films to online audiences. Sam's other credits include art director for Cartoon Network's Annoying Orange, Disney Jr's Bite-Sized Adventures of Sam Sandwich (lead VFX artist) and Disney’s Team Smithereen (associate producer).