It has taken me a while and many different paths to get to a point where I can call myself a director and stop motion animator.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, I spent two years trying to make corporate films — that I started my own hand painted t-shirt company right after tells you just how much I enjoyed my first job. It was during this semi-sabbatical that I started my first experiments with stop motion. Bombay kept calling and I decided to take the leap. I spent almost eight years working in the ad film industry as an assistant director before I decided to make my own film.
A short stop motion animation course at The School of Visual Arts, New York was just the push I needed. Two years later, Thatha's Secret, my first stop motion animation short film, completed its journey from my home studio to film festivals around the world and back.
I'm a director, writer and animator who creates audiovisual worlds with materials like clay, paper, cardboard, wood, found objects and, sometimes, humans. Besides telling my own stories, I can help you tell yours through direction, animation, miniature art, set design and building, and puppet fabrication. Hit me up if you've got something interesting we could create!