Sylvain Chomet has been a prolific film and commercials maker for over 25 years and has an unrivalled reputation for his highly creative animation work.
His first film (1996) : “The Old lady and the Pigeons", an animated short set in Paris won, amongst many other awards, a BAFTA, the Annecy Grand Prize and also gave him his first Oscar nomination.
His next film, the feature length “Triplets of Belleville" ( 2003 ) continued his unique animation look and take on the world. Again, many world awards followed including two more Oscar nominations, for his music composition as well as Best Animation Feature. His last animation feature, “The Illusionist" based on a un-filmed script by Jaques Tati won the New York Critics Prize, the French Academy Award (Cesar) and again was nominated for best animated feature at the 2011 Academy Awards.
Sylvain's work also includes high profile short form and commercial projects. In 2014 he was approached by the creators of the Simpsons to guest direct the famous opening title sequence. In 2015 renowned Belgian rapper and singer 'Stromae' teamed up with Sylvain to direct his hit single 'Carmen'
Sylvain is represented by Hush for all commercial animation work.
Kirk Hendry is an award-winning filmmaker who works in both live-action and animation. Kirk wrote and directed the animated short 'Junk', which screened at over 150 film festivals and gained awards and nominations including Bafta, BAA, BIFA, Soho Shorts, Creative Circle.
Kirk has directed commercials for The World Wildlife Fund, Ardbeg whiskey and The Guardian newspaper. He was also nominated for an MTV award for Music Video of the Year.
Kirk is currently developing a feature-length film of 'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo's award-winning book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' with co-director Neil Boyle.
Nerdo is a creative collective mind, a multi-headed Director.
Together they share ideas and strong concepts to bring beautiful images to life in motion.
We are delighted their film ‘Beer’ is now in the official selection for the 2016 Annecy film festival
Cris specialises in the art of paper craft. She builds sceneries, objects, creatures and people, bringing them to life using stop-motion techniques. Her skills and ability to create life and movement using this fragile medium is partly what makes the work so captivating along with her attention detail, her storytelling and exceptional design skills. There is no doubt this artist is in love with every frame.
Dave is back in the UK after five years living in Lima, Peru, bringing home the appetite to help even the most uptight organisation find their funny.
A product of Central St Martins, he's animated for the likes of Colin Farrell, Bill Bailey and Alain de Botton and in the past couple of years has directed national campaigns for both Cancer Research UK and Jacamo.
He's also illustrated for Nike, Esquire, Women's Health and is the current regular for Metro. His drawings fill the Third QI Book of General Ignorance and his unsettling greetings cards can be found in the Scribbler, Paperchase and Urban Outfitters chains.
Talented, imaginative, experimental yet pragmatic, Little Fluffy Clouds, brings a unique edge to concept design, live action with integrated motion graphics, state-of-the-art VFX, character development, 2D and 3D animation, title sequences and all forms of interactive and mobile media.
Their compulsion for storytelling, interwoven with a constant eye for exploration, development and investment in the latest technologies, allows this talented duo to think freely, to playfully question, concept, dream, draw, code, animate, produce and deliver experiences that enable their clients’ ideas to shine. Diversity of style is the studio's byword.
To see more work by Little Fluffy Clouds visit littlefluffyclouds.com
Will Barras is an award winning animation Director based in London. Alongside his moving image work, he has gained massive recognition as one of a new crop of artists associated with Bristol's renowned street art scene. He was also a founding member of the infamously progressive, Scrawl Collection and exhibits his paintings and illustrations around the world.
Will brings this illustration style into his animation, giving his moving image work it's own defined look.
Julien started his career as a fine artist, then made the decision to fulfil his other passion and returned to school to study filmmaking.
Once graduating from film school, Julien continued to work on his craft and film making skills by working as an animator and background artist on feature films including Ernest & Celestine and Le Tableau.
With this experience under his belt and a wealth of talent, Julien made the leap to make his first short film called Bang Bang!
Bang! Bang! which is Directed and Designed by Julien has now won numerous film awards, including ‘Best film’ at the Tokyo Anime Award festival, ‘Best Film’ at the Picor VII festival and nominated for a César award
Woodwork was carved out of the idea that digital and analogue design can work together harmoniously. Woodwork maintains a design led hands on approach to everything they do. Their work is fresh and modern with a tactile ingredient added to the mix.
Andrew Vucko is a Canadian Director and Designer. Andrew creates animations with a bold graphic aesthetic and seamless transitions. Over the past few years his work has gained much attention from media outlets such as Motionographer, Stash Media & Creative Review.
HU_SH CoLab is a group of freelance animation Directors working both collaboratively and independently on animation projects through HUSH.