Co-Writer/Director, Robin Robin, Aardman / Netflix
After graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2007 with a degree in Technical Arts and Special Effects, Mikey began his career directing music videos for artists such as Jeffrey Lewis, M Ward and TV on the Radio.
His 2010 MA graduation short from the Royal College of Art, The Eagleman Stag, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win over 20 awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short, Special Distinction at Annecy, The Wholphin Award at SXWS and Best Graduation Short at the British Animation Awards. The film was included in the Future Shorts festival, playing internationally in over 400 cinemas and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.
His second short film, Marilyn Myller, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, went on to win Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards, a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival and the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
In 2014, Mikey co-founded Parabella Studios with Dan Ojari, where they produced shorts, idents and commercials with commissions from clients such as Nike, E4 and Kamasi Washington. Their relaunch trailer for the 2017 series of The Great British Bake Off earned the pair a Cannes Lion Silver award for Film Craft in Animation.
Mikey joined Cartoon Network In 2018 as Episode Director on Elliott From Earth, overseeing 16 x 11-minute episodes, which premiered in March 2021.
In 2019, Mikey and Dan joined Aardman to co-write and direct the animated musical special Robin Robin, which premiers on Netflix in autumn 2021.
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