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I am a freelance designer and animator who specialises on 2D and film direction with strong storytelling and editing skills. I am also a musician experienced in sound recording and sound design which helps the visuals come to life. Research is always a very important part of my work. I am always keen to hear about new interesting projects to work on and I am happy to work by myself but even happier to collaborate with other creatives.

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BDes (Hons) Animation, DJCAD,  University of Dundee                                            2014 – 2017

HNC Music, Benbecula, University of the Highlands and Islands                         2013 – 2014

 

Awards and Nominations

(Personal work)

FilmG – Glasgow, 2014 – Scottish Gaelic Film Competition –  Award for Best Student Film  “Gàidhlig mo rùn”

FilmG – Glasgow, 2015 – Nomination for Best Animation “Gentle Romance”

FilmG – Glasgow, 2016 – Nomination for Best Animation  “Faca t’un Coileach”

Ironstar Film Festival – Dundee, 2017 –   Award for Highly Recommended Animation   “Swam inside your eyes”

COINS Film Festival – Sri Lanka, 2017 – Official Selection  “Swam inside your eyes”

Lift-off Global Network Film Festival – Tokyo, 2018 – Official Selection “Swam inside your eyes

St. Andrews Film Festival – St. Andrews, 2018 – Award for Best Editing “Swam inside your eyes”

Reading Film Festival – Pennsylvania, USA, 2018 – Official selection “Swam inside your eyes”

Caribbean Sea International Film Festival – Island Margarita, Venezuela, 2019 – Award for best music video “Swam inside your eyes”

Ecozine International Film Festival – Zaragoza, Spain, 2019 – Official selection of “Waders’ Lullaby”

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Llanelli, Wales, 2019, Official selection of “Waders’ Lullaby”

Ironstar Summer Shorts Festival – Dundee 2019 – Award for best UK Animation “Waders’ lullaby”

Coinstantin’s Gold Coin Film Festival – Serbia 2019 – Finalist “Waders’ lullaby”

Good Natured: a Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival – Oxford, UK 2019 – Selection of “Waders’ lullaby”

The John Byrne awards annual short list – “For demonstrating a deep and informed understanding of the forces shaping our world” – Official selection of Waders’ lullaby.  Edinburgh, UK 2020

(Collaborative work)

Dingle Animation Film Festival – Ireland, 2016 – Composed and performed, with Neill Calder playing accordion,  the music for the animated film Buoy that was nominated for Best Soundtrack award.   “Buoy” directed by Olly Blake

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Links and media

June 2020

 

Click below to see some studies of trees

 

https://www.instagram.com/fi_mcandrew/

 

February 2018

Here is an invitation to check out a wee animation I made for Project Godwit and learn about what they are doing to protect black tail godwits in the UK.

 

 

                                        https://projectgodwit.org.uk

 

July 2017

If you are in Edinburgh from the 27 July until the 28 October head out to the Botanic Gardens and see some of my prints which are part of the Shoreline exhibition. I recommend checking out what the people involved in the Shoreline Project are working towards as well.

http://edinburghshoreline.org.uk/

 

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