Hello, I’m Dann. Animator, Film Director and Artist from London.

Born twenty-something years ago in a tiny village that could easily be mistaken for a squished fruit fly on a map, I moved to Farnham, Surrey to study BA Animation at the University for the Creative Arts.

It was there in my attic that I found an oil painting of myself. “Perhaps I should nail my soul to the Devil’s altar,” I murmured and in a flash, my soul escaped my body and hurtled towards the painting.

Unfortunately, my soul ended up missing and hitting a near-by armature. And from then on I was transformed into a stop-motion animator.

I was awarded a First Class Honours for my troubles.

Then, after skulking in the shadows of the animation studios at the Royal College of Art in search of a master’s. I escaped victorious and have been released into the mortal realm, a phrase here meaning ‘South London’.

Festivals

2020

AnimSyros International Animation Festival, Greece. 23rd September

Giornate di Cinema Queer, Italy. 15th May

London Short Film Festival, London. 10th January

2019

The Lift-Off Sessions, Online. 13th October

Fringe! Queer Film Fest, London. 12th November

Beer Town Film Festival, Burton upon Trent, UK. 8th June

The Lift-Off Sessions, Online. 17th February.

LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival, Missoula, USA. 11th June

KingstOOn Animation Festival, Kingston, UK. 5th April

Whatever Next? Random Acts at Somerset House, Film 4 Summer Screen: Behind the Screen, London. 20th August

2018

CINEVERSATIL, International Short Film Festival LGBTIQ+ , Buenos Aires, Argentina. June

Taichung International Animation Festival, Taiwan. October

B-Movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival, Netherlands. August

Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico. July

Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema, Brazil. July

White Elephant Film Festival (Previously Camberley International Festival), UK. June

Cefalù Film Festival, Italy. 1st May

33 Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions:International Iconoclastic Competition, Italy. 20th – 24th April

Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, India. 6th April

BFI Flare: Revelate, London, 29th – 30th March

2017

Pride Friday Film Festival, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds. 4th August

ARS Independent Festival, Katowice, Poland. 28th September

Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, California. 8th October

Sunday Shorts Halloween Special, London. 29th October

Palm Springs International Animation Festival, California. 9th – 11th November

FliQs Queer Film Night, Montreal, Canada. 13th November

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London. 14th November

I move things that can’t move, draw things that don’t exist, and write things that can’t happen.

Please do say hello and check out my film work.