SYLVAIN CHOMET | ANIMATION DIRECTOR
Sylvain Chomet is a four-time Oscar-nominated animation director and writer. Known for his traditional hand-drawn approach, he creates as much texture and personality as possible. Hand-drawing each frame-by-frame with pencil, he creates movement by carefully flicking between the different drawings. Sylvain’s lent his unique skills to high-profile features, short form and commercial assignments.
Chomet’s animated feature, The Illusionist, won the New York Critics Prize, the French Academy Award and was also nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Academy Awards. His first film The Old Lady and the Pigeons, an animated short set in Paris won a BAFTA, the Annecy Grand Prize, and also gave him his first Oscar nomination. His next film, the feature-length The Triplets of Belleville, was nominated for many international awards, including two Oscars nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. He’s also guest directed the famous opening title sequence to The Simpsons.