Recent Works

30 August 2009

Wherever You Go around the world

It is with delight that I can say my short graduation film Wherever You Go There You Are / Onde Quer Que Vás, Lá Estarás has been being selected to a lot of my favourite Animation and Film Festivals.

Just this week I have found out it will be part of the Emerging Talent Programme at the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol (which makes it eligible for the International Newcomer Animation Award) and that it was selected for the World Film Festival of Bangkok.

Other recent selections include the Short Shorts - Film Festival Mexico and the aluCine - Toronto Latin Media Festival and this year it has also been presented at the Appledore Visual Arts Festival (where it was awarded a Special Mention), Busho - Budapest Short Film Festival, Porto7 - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens do Porto and Animamundi 2009 (a personal favourite!)

I have also had the immense honour of having the film short listed for the Cartoon D'Or 2009 alongside good friends (and great filmmakers) like Will Becher with The Weather Man (UK) and Sam Orti with The Were-Pig (Spain).
The five finalists were Aston's Stones (Sweden), Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (France), Party Animals (France), Please Say Something (Germany/Ireland) and Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (UK). I had the pleasure to work on the latter :-)

I am amazed how far the film has gone and how well it has done. I thank again and again the people who helped me achieve this.

May this film be the first of many :-)

06 August 2009

It's official!

05 August 2009

OOglies on CBBC


Indiana Sock (animated by Andy Kaiser).

OOglies is an animated stop-motion series we shot in Glasgow for BBC Scotland. It was created by Nick Hopkin and Austin Low and the executive producer was Sue Morgan. They gathered a group of 12 animators (including myself) to shoot hundreds of sketches (6 hours in total!) It was a record breaking 4 months work during which we shot on average a whopping 25 seconds a day. It was a wonderful adventure and I am sad it is over... but really chuffed to see it air soon: 
On CBBC and BBC HD as from the 10th of August at 5.45pm (and at 9.15 am and 5.45 pm everyday after that). Do have a look at the funny googly-eyed house-hold objects. I am most certain they will make you chuckle. Enjoy!