About Nick

Nick Beijing

Thank you for visiting our site! Here are a couple of words about myself, to give you an idea of who takes responsibility of any projects we take on at Nick Dorra Productions (or ‘NDP’ for short).

I have produced animation, events and interactive drama since 1997. Previously at Rovio, I was tasked with integrating and growing the newly acquired animation team from ten to 100+ artists, overseeing all aspects of production and taking a seat on Rovio’s operation management team. Later I headed content strategy for the company’s Toons.TV AVOD service, sourcing content and handling acquisitions and roll-out strategy.

After a stint at the New York based video start-up incubator Thirty Labs (created by digital media visionary Fred Seibert), I turned my attention back to animation production. I’ve been working on various client projects through NDP, many relating to taking an existing IP and turning it into animated content. In February 2018 I co-founded the animation production company Haruworks.

I hold an Executive MBA from Aalto Executive Education and a BA in Arts Management.

Speaking, publications and teaching
I’ve given the opening keynote at MIPTV 2012, the Animation Entertainment keynote at Asia TV Forum 2012, and spoken on topics such as “The secret of Angry Birds’ success” (Great Wall Club, Beijing). The full list can be found on my LinkedIn profile.

This site is also home to my blog focusing on the intersection of tech and animation production and my ebook on how to coproduce with Germany.

Since 2004 I have taught various courses on producing and animation at the Aalto University’s Motion Picture department, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Turku Arts Academy, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the Church Training College in Järvenpää.