began to study animation in 1993, at first with 2-D drawn
techniques before a short workshop introduced me to 3-D puppets
and stop motion animation. I was hooked immediately and went
on to produce my degree film, A Wicked Influence, which won
a regional Royal Television Society student award and was
screened at the 1996 British Short Film Festival.
a brief period, which included model-making experience at
Aardman Animations and Spitting Image, I enrolled at the NFTS
in 1998 to improve and expand my skills.Aside from being able to work alongside some very talented
people on my two main projects here, I have enjoyed the new
experiences of directing professional actors for voice-overs,
writing my films and, especially, of developing into lip-sync
my love of my characters comes across in my films.
Directly after leaving the NFTS, i spent 5 months working
Productions as a story and script writer on 'The Dark' to
expand it into a
possible series (potentially 13 episodes of 24 mins) - it
is presently being
'tweaked' and a search for backing from a broadcaster is underway..!
also returned to Cosgrove Hall Films for a 2 week stint as
an animator on
'Engie Benjy'- a childrens puppet series, did an animation
'test' with Aardman and also have possibilities of starting
up with Lion Television, and a project with a scriptwriter
(also an NFTS graduate).
"Lounge Act" was nominated
for a BAFTA in the 2001 selection. CREATURE FEATURE
Film manufacturing giant Kodak are currently
running a speacial feature on Gareth and his graduation film
"The Dark". CLICK
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