Calvin Climie was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Three years without television at an early age forced him to occupy his free time with artistic pursuits and regular nature hikes. Also an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, he soon integrated all of these elements into a comic book about bat-like humanoids, the myotis men. This universe was to become the seed for Hyperhelion. In high school, he enrolled in a filmmaking course where he took the plunge into stop-motion animation and live action filming on Super-8. By the time he finished high school, the filmmaking bug had infected him and he headed south to attend film school at York University.
After graduating, he went on to produce Hyperhelion with a series of arts grants, volunteer labour and family support. He returned to university to get a teaching degree before working as a camera assistant on several feature films and as a camera operator on a TV series. He also worked as a cinematographer on a number of local independent short films through IFCO, Ottawa's independent film cooperative. In 2005, he became a regular school teacher after several years of supply teaching between film/TV gigs. He now teaches Grade 6 English and Math in an elementary school and lives with his wife and their two dogs in the west end of Ottawa. He continues to be involved with ecological issues and is in pre-production for his next animated film. His hobbies include Tai Chi Chuan, sculpting and cycling.
Showcased their SHORT FILM at WILDsound's January 2009 Short Film Festival event.