I make animated films for commission and independently. I work in a variety of media including oil on glass, sand on glass, drawn animation, puppets and cut outs, as well as digital media such as TV Paint, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere… You get the idea.
I like to tell stories and give people a voice in my documentary work. Explaining ideas is another area that I accept many commissions for. Dance and music video is an area I’d like to develop too. I have started some illustrated books too, one is complete.
My independent animated narrative films have a lyrical and painterly style, which are shown at festivals around the world. This work has been described by Time Out as ‘Ravishingly Lyrical’, ‘Painterly and Mystical’ by Asian Reporter, ‘a masterpiece…stunning’ Aesthetica Magazine. My independent films have won many international awards, including the Gold Hugo (Chicago), Canal + Buyers Award (Poitiers), Best Art Direction (Tarusa), Jose Abel (Cinanima), amongst other awards and nominations.
I graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1997 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation Direction, and completed an MA in 2013 in Visual Communication at Derby University, specializing in animation.