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UK based animator Mole Hill has worked in animation for over 35 years.
Beginning as a table-top amateur he formed Hill Roberts Films with Julian Roberts and went on to produce a series of short films in the early years of Channel Four.
This led to developing and producing children's series through production company CoG (The Consortium of Gentlemen with Mark Slater) including the award winning 'Yoho Ahoy'.
Since 2005 he has largely worked as a freelance director and animator on series and commercials though continues to make both short films and children's series through CoG.
His work covers a range of media, specialising in stop-frame but also including Flash animation and, most recently, waximation.
2020: 'The Owl and the Pussycat' short film for CoG. 'Two Minute Tales from Shakespeare' - 10 x 2'series for Hopster. 'Stay Safe Tales' Covid-19 awareness stings for Hopster.
2019: ‘Red Tractor’ - commercials for Love/Mackinnon and Saunders. 'Two Minute Tales' series 2 - 10 x 2' series for Hopster
2017-2019: ‘Two Minute Tales’ Flash animated fairytale adaptations (Hopster) an ongoing series including a 6 minute Christmas special.
2015 -2017: Co-directing 52 x 12’ ‘Clangers’ (BAFTA winner for ‘Best Pre-school animation’ in 2016). ‘Penny Arcade’ collaboration with Chris Tichborne through ‘Beastly Allsorts’ BAA sting winner.
2006 - 2015: Working as a freelance animator/director on numerous advertising campaigns (Dairylea Cows, Crème Eggs) and children’s series. Animation direction on Ooglies (BBC Scotland – Interstitials BAFTA nominated), the short film ‘The Fat Cat’ (winner of the 2012 Depict award).
1997-2006: Running production company ‘CoG’, animating and directing title sequences, stings, music promos and the series ‘PB Bear and Friends’ (Dorling Kindersley/C5), creating the Banff award winning 52 x 5’ ‘Yoho Ahoy’ (BBC) and ‘Dusty and Musty’ (Hit Entertainment).
1981-1997: Short films for Channel 4 including the award winning ‘Last Respects’, ‘Members Only’ and ‘The Golem’.
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