I have always found film and art fascinating.
Born in 1986, Swindon was where I grew up, and as there was not much to do there, I would always feed my imagination by drawing. It was an early experimentation for me, winning my first drawing competition when I was 2 years old.
A few years later I got my very own "Make your own Wallace and Grommit" in a box for christmas and by being able to make very detailed Wallace and Grommit, this led me to make my very own creations. Subsequently I attended cre8 Studios in Swindon where I made my first crude stop motion animations.
With an early love of animation I wrote Nick Park a letter asking how he got into animation. The letter was accompanied by a plasticine character I made (Mr. Grimly). Much to my delight I received a response from Aardman saying that Nick Park attended the National Film and Television School and that Mr. Grimly is sat proudly on Mr. Park's desk.
Years later and a letter long forgotten, I have since lived in Ireland and around the UK attending many art schools and university and have chosen to specialise in animation. I have had a 2nd year film shortlisted in a 2008 festival and my 2009 graduation film has been shortlisted for Best Student Film at the British Animation Awards 2010.
I always had a feeling that I would do something artistic in life, its funny how 12 years later, I have somehow followed that old letter and am at the very school Nick Park attended.
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