animation director

Summer Camp Island creator Julia Pott is an award-winning British animator living in Los Angeles. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, TIFF, Annecy and SXSW.

Julia’s  idiosyncratic signature is one-of-a-kind and her works tend to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous anthropomorphic animals.


When Julia was younger she wanted to be a balloon. Unfortunately for her (but so very good for us) that dream fell through and now she is a freelance illustrator and animator. Her fresh look on animation as a medium as well as her edgy stories with an underlying dark layer, are among her trade-marks.

Since her graduation from the The Royal College of Art in 2011, her films have played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW and Annecy, winning  several awards. Her talents and unique voice were spotted early on and she was  shortlisted among the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, as well as being named in 2017 one of 10 Animators to Watch by Variety. 

She also worked as a writer on the cult classic and global sensation animated series Adventure Time. Afterwards, Julia went on to create the GLAAD and Emmy nominated Summer Camp Island, an animated children’s TV series following best friends Oscar and Hedgehog who spend their summer days having strange encounters with magical creatures. The show ran for 6 seasons on HBO Max.

Julia’s powerful storylines also witnessed in films such as The Event and Belly tend to leave a mesmerising impression on the audience. Her aesthetic is quirky and memorable while her projects simultaneously delight adults and children.