All the sacred pan music of Panderica has escaped from a Pandorian like box
causing our group of heroes to search all throughout the land to retrieve the
mystic tones and in the process, learn more about their culture AND themselves.
Legends of Panderica are the animated series and books by the Benoit Academy of Steel Pan. It’s a cultural film that uses Steel Pan characters to tell stories of the Steel Pan evolution and how it all began in a world that we like to call, The World of Panderica. The series is also educational and will tell stories of morals and perseverance and will also inspire kids to become all that they can be.
This series will also get kids interested in the Steel Pan instrument as Panimation brings fun and creativity to the National Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. With this cultural film we will shine a spot light on Steel Pan and bring it alive in many creative ways using animation.
Brian Benoit is the Chief Executive Officer of the Benoit Academy of Steel Pan, Author of the Legends of Panderica storybook and an alumni professional fellow of the United States, Department of State, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI). Mr. Benoit has won various awards for developing the steel pan-industry from winning the National Youth Award for Entrepreneurship, BPTT award for pan making and tuning program by Pan Development Unlimited, Ideas to innovation Award for his animated educational cartoon for steel pan from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for his innovative excellence and commitment to shaping the future of Trinidad and Tobago and developing the education sector of the Steel Pan Industry. He has recognized animation as a new found love and tool to help younger kids learn about the steel pan Industry. Brian hopes that the animated series ‘Panimation’ will generate much enthusiasm through fun and creativity for the National Instrument of T&T.
Amira Benoit is the Production Secretary for the Panimation series. With 5 years of working administratively, Amira has committed her time and skills to manage this series for the development of the steel pan-industry both locally and globally.
Judah Chrichlow is the Associate Executive Producer for Panimation. She is a freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer in her company Lion of Judah Designs. She has years of hands-on experience working with clients. From a young age, she has always been passionate about media, entertainment and educating the future generation.
Mikyle Padia is the Production Coordinator of the Panimation series and is currently in his last year of pursuing an Associate Degree in Chemistry. Along with his science background, Mikyle has a love for steel pan and the arts which began at a young age. In his latter years, he became further interested in the arts and joined the Eastern Youth Chorale where he stayed for a year. Mikyle is currently involved in the Anointed Characters Theatre Company.