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United Kingdom

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Paolo is an experienced freelance 2D animator and storyboard artist based in Bristol. After he graduated from a BA in Animation at the University of West of England with a First Class Degree, his graduation paint-on-glass children’s animation The Pangolin and The Hedgehog was selected at 13 international animation festivals. Subsequently, he undertook an MA in Contemporary Film Culture where he recently graduated with a Distinction as well as receiving the Elspeth Kydd Memorial Prize. During the last two years, while studying he pursued a career as a freelance animator and storyboard artist, showcasing an ability to skilfully juggling several responsibilities at once, and working very well under pressure.

Paolo worked on a wide range of projects and styles, always favouring hand-drawn animation, either on paper or digital. Among the many projects, he recently animated a 3-minute short for the V&A museum, reinventing a chapter from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Moreover, he worked as one of the lead storyboard artists at London based animation studio Unanico Group for two seasons of Buddi, a delightful and engaging CGI children's tv show available on Netflix, including Annie Awards nominated episode Snow.

He is currently finishing working on an exiting animation for Ted Talk, and a Christmas music video for Welsh Musician Casi Wyn.

More recently, I’ve been working on several of projects for Welsh company Winding Snakes Productions. Other commissions include directing and designing TVpaint music videos for local Bristol kora musician William Newsome, and more recently for Italian experimental jazz composer Fabrizio Cardosa for a piece he composed during lockdown. In addition, he worked on two brilliant 2D short films: A Moment Longer by Efa Blosse-Mason and Why Do Butchers Close So Early? by Inez Skilling.