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PPF House

We make music, animation, art, and design for ourselves and others. Past and Present clients include Disney, Nike, Freemantle Media, UN-habitat, the National Film Board of Canada, Teletoon, the CBC, O.I.T., Remix Taipei, David Binney, Donny McCaslin and others. Meanwhile, we have garnered numerous awards and critical-acclaim for such independent initiatives as the Worst Pop Band Ever, the Blast, 037993, Jazz 4 Jrs, and numerous comics and animated shorts (including the 2007 Tokyo Anime Fair Grand-Prix winner, Flutter).

We are based in Toronto and Taipei.

We are brothers, for now.

Tim Shia

Tim makes music. Sometimes it is good and acclaimed, and gets featured on allaboutjazz, Canadian Musician,, CBC, TEDx; used in films for the Governor General Awards, the NFB, Teletoon; and reaches #1 on college radio charts. Other times it is bad. We don't talk about those times. Aside from providing music/sound design for film and television with PPF, or playing drums for international artists, Grammy and Juno winners (and losers), like Rhonda Stakich, Quique Escamilla, Milosh, Kevin Clarke, Kevin Barrett, Amanda Martinez, Ron Davis, Elizabeth Shepherd and Rich Underhill, Tim also leads a band called the Worst Pop Band Ever, and runs Jazz for Juniors, a program that teaches younger folk about jazz. His latest project is Shiverbeck. He is a Dream Cymbal and Headhunter Sticks endorser and has three feral children.

Howie Shia

Howie is a Toronto-based illustrator, animator, writer, and director. His short films have won several awards around the world including the 2007 Grand Prix at the Tokyo Anime Fair for Flutter. Howie has been the executive creative producer on various creator-driven projects with Disney, UN-Habitat, Freemantle and more and his illustrations have been the face of projects for likes of Nike, Donny McCaslin and David Binney. His newest film, BAM, is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. Gods & Greens Vol.1, a collection of comic strips, was recently published by Animator Made Publishing in Los Angeles. Howie is presently developing several short films, 3 graphic novels, and a baby daughter.

Leo Shia

Leo/LEO37 is a Taipei-based songwriter, emcee, turntablist, designer and director. One third of PPF House and one half of 037993, his various collaborations have allowed him to release: 3 solo albums, 8 digital releases, headline tours and festivals through 11 countries, collaborate with some of Asia's leaders in street culture (as both a designer and endorsee) including: REMIX - U.N.I. (TW), O.I.T. - FILTRD (TW, JP) MJ FRESH - #DYWM One Year Anniversary (TW) & AFIRE - B1993R (TW) as well as being a founding member of The Blast who were responsible for cultural movements #DYWM (Do You Want More?!) and NIKE's 6-week street culture exhibition Summer Nights held in Taipei. Having shared the stage with an eclectic mix of artists ranging from Raekwon & Ghostface Killah (of the Wu-Tang Clan) to the Bad Plus and drawing inspiration from the careers of artists like Miles Davis, the Soulquarians, the Native Tongues, Radiohead and Björk. LEO37 strives for forward-thinking, content-driven music with a thick groove. Be it as a solo performer, a producer or director, his range is deep and diverse, offering forth an inspired and unique voice for our times.