Peque Varela

I grew up in Ferrol, a small town on the coast of Galicia , Spain . There I spent my school days doodling and from the moment my Dad came home with a videocamera I could not stop filming my family and making short videos with friends. Looking to broaden my horizons, when I was 19 I decided to go to London for three months... that was ten years ago.

A degree in Contemporary Media Practice at the University of Westminster involved photography, video, film and digital image and gave me an overview of the different approaches to filmmaking. I decided that my ideas and graphic skills were most suited to animation, and spent the following years gaining more experience by working in different roles on a number of animation and live action films.

At the NFTS, I've concentrated on developing my storytelling and broadening my animation skills. I have also benefited from the help of my mentor Phil Mulloy and had the opportunity to animate and direct two art breaks for MTV. I am now looking for opportunities to develop my own films as well as working commercially in the animation industry.

Films at the NFTS include

1977 (Graduation Film) above

Phace

Robot (MTV ident)

Car People (MTV ident)

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