Director, Aardman Animations
Simone Giampaolo is a London-based Swiss Director with an insatiable appetite for meaningful storytelling, emotional narratives and humorous characters. In 2013 he graduates with distinction from the BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design course at the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth (UK). Throughout his career, he's written and directed over ten multi-award-winning original short films, including the Oscar®-shortlisted and BAFTA-nominated 'Only a Child'.
In the past years, he's been working on a multitude of commissioned projects for clients such as Netflix, Google, Cartoon Network, Disney, LEGO, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Pokémon and BBC, collaborating with world-class studios like Jellyfish Pictures, Axis Studios, Blue Zoo, Ritzy Animation and Aardman (which has been representing him as Short-Form Director since 2018).
He is also a board member of London ACM Siggraph and View Conference, and between projects he enjoys mentoring young animators and upcoming filmmakers by hosting lectures and masterclasses at international universities, festivals and conferences.
He's currently directing the new Netflix animated show ‘Bad Dinosaurs’.