About

Pic by Michelle Brink.

Hi. My name’s Mike. I’m a guy living in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

For animation I create, write, produce, direct, animate, do voices, sound and music. I’ve been professionally involved with animation since 2005, have plugged in to animation studios to work on larger projects and each year I put out a number of my own personal animated shorts that I generally make myself.

A small selection of work:

  • Stick Man – for BBC via Triggerfish and Magic Light, I was on the storyboard team. Stick Man won an Annecy Cristal.

  • Moosebox – a show I created for Nickelodeon International that was financed for initial development and 2-min pilot that I co-wrote, co-directed and co-animated which was produced at Triggerfish Animation Studios, and later financed for further development of a full show deck and 11-min animatic that I co-boarded and co-wrote, and later financed for a first season of 20 x 2-min digital shorts that I co-wrote, co-boarded and directed that was produced at Mind’s Eye Creative.

  • Jozi Zoo – for eTV produced by Red Pepper, I co-created this show with John Vlismas, it ran for over 100 episodes on Saturday mornings on eTV. I worked on numerous episodes and single-handedly animated 16 x 5 minute episodes.

  • Cool Catz – for eTV, a daily pre-school show produced by Red Pepper. Designed and animated animated inserts for the show.

  • Jakkals Jol – for SABC 2. Designed the sets and puppets. Pre-school music show.

  • Dogshow with Cat – created and designed the show with the support of Triggerfish for DisneyXD, directed and co-animated the 2-minute show pilot.

  • Goldfish – created and animated numerous music videos that have each got into the millions of views online, some have been nominated for SAMAs and others have won awards.

  • [adult swim] David O’Reilly, animated idents.

  • Twende – a 2D animated adventure comedy for ages 6-11. Co-created the show developed the 50-page show deck, chosen to be pitched at MIFA at Annecy 2019, and co-wrote and editing 3 x 11-min scripts.

  • The Kiffness – numerous animated music videos and design work for my brother’s band.

  • Follow the White Rabbid – 2D pixel animation for Ubisoft’s ‘Rabbids’ IP, through an EU studio ‘Noodles’. Was chosen to be screened at the Annecy 2019 Awards Ceremony in the official program.

I play a bit of drums, enjoy videogames and make my own animations for my YouTube channel.

Please get in touch if you’d like to say hi, thanks.

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