John Akre is an animator, videomaker and teaching artist who lives in Minneapolis. He creates public animation work with his animation station and a variety of other animation techniques, makes video documentaries, and empowers youth to create media. His films have shown at festivals around the planet.
He began making animated films with a wind-up 8mm camera when he was nine, but spent most of his life creating community documentary videos through public access television. He currently divides his time between documentary-making and animation, and teaches animation at Hamline University.