Hi! I’m Vivien, a Tasmanian animator and filmmaker with a passion for handmade puppets and characters. My animations have been exhibited around the world at festivals such as the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Manchester International Short Film Festival, Athens International Animation Festival and the South African International Film Festival. I am a graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art (2010) and the Royal College of Art (2019).
I am experienced in the production of film and television, including productions for the ABC (Australia), Foxtel, Al Jezeera, Blue Rocket Productions and renowned animation studio Animal Logic. I also enjoy teaching and have been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London.
CV (Selected Highlights):
FANSHAW AND CRUDNUT (Channel 9 Animated Series - 52x12 mins, 90min Telemovie). Blue Rocket Productions for Nine Network.
Lead Compositor/Special Effects Designer.
THE KETTERING INCIDENT (Television Drama – 8 x 50mins). Porchlight Films/Sweet Potato Films for BBC/Foxtel.
Storyboard Artist / 2nd Assistant Editor.
DEFENDANT 5 (Documentary). Smith and Nasht for ABC Australia/Al Jazeera.
EPK Documentary Director / 1st Assistant Editor.
BUZZ BUMBLE (Channel 9 Animated Series - 52x12 mins). Blue Rocket Productions for Nine Network.
Animatic Editor /Layout Artist /Lead Compositor.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D (Stereoscopic Feature Film). Animal Logic for BBC Worldwide.
THE HUNTER (Feature Film). Porchlight Films.
CV (Shorts - Selected Highlights):
Women of the Island. Titles Designer. (Prod. Rebecca Thomson, Lara Van Raay, Ninna Millikin)
Melbourne Webfest, LA Webfest
General Exhibition. Editor/Titles Designer. (Dir. Sara Pensalfini. Prod. Tim Logan)
A Girl Needs A Bike. Director/Animator.
26th FLICKERFEST (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia), BRISBANE BIKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brisbane, Australia) *WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD*, 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece) March 16, 2017, 15th FILMED BY BIKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, USA) May 7, 2017, 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá) August 17, 2017, 8th ANNUAL CHAGRIN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Competiton, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA) October 4, 2017, 10th HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gympie, Queensland, Australia) October 5, 2017, BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany), 26th HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA), GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India), 9th JANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH (Official Selection, Beruit, Lebannon), 14th KINOFILM FESTIVAL (Official selection, Manchester, UK)November 20, 2017, "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany) December 8, 2017, FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom) February 3, 2018, 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa) March 3, 2018, 5th NONSTOP BARCELONA ANIMACIÓ (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain) March 20, 2018, UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, Utah, USA)
Titan. Animator. (Dir. Carmen Falk)
Flickerfest 2015 (Sydney, Australia), Chicago International Children’s Festival 2015, Virgin in-flight entertainment.
Whispers in the Wind. Editor. (Dir. Daniel James)
Official selection St Kilda Film Festival 2014 (Melbourne, Australia)
Knit One. Editor. (Dir. Clare Grey. Prod. Shaun Wilson)
Official selection BOFA 14 (Launceston, Australia)
I Don’t Drive. Animator/Director. ABC TV's Rage – “I Don’t Drive”, Indie Clip of the Week
5th Ani’mest International Animation Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania), Primavera Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
Iron Will. Director.
16th International Environmental Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Primavera Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
Two Heads are Better Than One. Animator/Director.
The Mountain Film Festival (Hobart, Australia), the Spirit of Tasmania (Bass Strait, Australia)
Artistic Residencies/Funding Grants
Arts Tasmania Studio 146 Resident 2016/2017
Wide Angle Tasmania "Step Up" Film Fund 2015
Residency (4 months) – Cite International des Arts, Paris 2015
Silver Screen Development Fund, Screen Tasmania 2014
The Screen Australia ‘Raw Nerve’ scheme 2008
Competition Wins and Nominations
Nominated for best animation, 8th Utah Film Festival and Awards 2018
Brisbane Bike Film Festival - People's Choice Award 2017
The Wide Angle Tasmania ‘Quickie at the State’ competition 2012
Royal Hobart Show TVC Competition 2011
Audiovisual Copyright Society ‘Screenrights Competition’ 2010
The Wide Angle Tasmania Music Video Competition 2009
The MyState Financial Student Film Festival 2007
Amnesty International Schools Art Prize (Tas) 2004
February 2018 Royal College of Art, Graduation Exhibition, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
June 2018 Royal College of Art, Work in Progress, White City Place, London, UK
Sept 2017 Follow Your Shadow (Group Exhibition), Rosny Barn, Hobart, Australia
April 2015 Open Studio Exhibition - Élodie Character Design, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
PARRAWA, PARRAWA! GO AWAY! ( Installation). Editor and AE Animator for Roar Film in creating a permanent exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Speaker, Media Production Show, June 2019, London Olympia, UK
Speaker, Four Seasons Film Festival, February 2018, Cadogan Hall, Chelsea London, UK
Speaker, Manchester International Short Film Festival, November 2017, Manchester University, UK
Speaker, Flickerfest Tour, April 2017, Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet, Tasmania
Speaker, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, March 2017, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
Speaker, Wide Angle Tas Screening, June 2016, Theatre Royal Hobart, Tasmania
Workshops and lectures
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art (Digital Direction MA), May 2019, London, UK
Presenter/Workshop Leader, Beyond the Console Conference, February 2019, London Southbank University, UK
Workshop leader, Storytelling Research Group, October 2018, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Speaker, University of Tasmania School of Art, August 2017, Tasmania, Australia
Speaker, University of Tasmania School of Art, July 2016, Tasmania, Australia
Tutor, Introduction to Continuity, Wide Angle Tasmania, June 2014, Tasmania, Australia
Tutor, Introduction to Continuity, Wide Angle Tasmania, July 2012, Tasmania, Australia
Film-making Mentor, Mt Carmel School, August 2009, Tasmania, Australia
Film-making Mentor, Bowen Road Primary School, July 2009, Tasmania, Australia
2019 ANOMALIA Character Design Masterclass with Geefwee Boedoe (Disney/Dreamworks/Pixar) (2 weeks)
2017-2019 MA Digital Direction, Royal College of Art (15 months)
2012 AFTRS: Write for TV (10 weeks)
2011 Animal Logic: Roto Skills/Compositing Training (4 weeks)
2005-2010 University of Tasmania: Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts (Electronic Media, Film Studies, History)