B I O G R A P H Y

I work as a music video director, illustrator, animator and create projections for theatre companies and live music performances. Throughout my career I have run animation workshops and lectured in animation, both in the UK, Europe and in Asia.

Over the years I have worked with many independent and major record labels. Highlights include a music video for Paul McCartney & Wings for the song ‘Call Me Back Again’ (MPL communications Inc.), Skunk Anansie for the song ‘I believed in you’ (Boogooyamma Records), Newton Faulkner for the song ‘Write It On Your Skin’ (Sony Music), Joshua Radin for the song ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ (Warner Brothers Records) and a series of music videos for the band Gravenhurst (Warp Records). 

In December 2009 I completed a short film for a Channel 4/ Arts Council Scheme called Animate! with a film entitled ‘Unicycle Film’. I have worked on various projects internationally including on animated projections, which were created for a play of ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’, which ran in the Old Vic Tunnels in London.

I have exhibited drawings and paintings in England, China, Korea, Croatia, France and Italy. My films have been screened in more than 60 International film festivals worldwide, Including in Annecy, Stuttgart, Hiroshima, SICAF, Melbourne, London and in Krok in Russia.

I graduated from Kingston University in 2004 with a degree in Illustration. In 2016 I completed an MA in Animation at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, England.

Awards and Nominations

Retrospectives

Best Music Video 

The Velvet Cell

Norwich Animation Festival

Best Experimental Film

The Velvet Cell

The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology – New York

Best Music Video

 I Turn My Face To The Forest Floor

Backup Festival Germany

Best Promo

 I Turn My Face To The Forest Floor

Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival Portugal

 

 Grand Prix

 I Turn My Face To The Forest Floor

Binimi Festival Latvia

Best Music Video

 I Turn My Face To The Forest Floor

Holland Animation Festival 

Music Video Nomination

Chalk Stars

British Animation Awards

Best Student Film Nomination

Kaiten Mokuba

Royal Television Society, UK 

Retrospective Screening

Nemo Animation Festival, Paris, France

Retrospective Screening

Festival Cinéma de la Musique, Besançon France

International Jury Member

Holland Animation Festival

International Jury Member

China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF)

 

 Exhibitor

AYACC Asian Youth Animation and Comics Competition, Guiyang, China

Exhibitor

ACTIF China International Animation and Copyright Fair, Dongguan, China 

Jury Member

Animpact Animation Festival Seoul, South Korea

Exhibitor

ACTIF China International Animation and Copyright Fair / Dongguan, China

Speaker

‘From picture books to animated films’ Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan

Jury Member

10th China International Animation & Digital Arts Festival / Changzhou, China

Contact me

+ 44 07816 839168
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© Thomas Hicks 2020