The Art Department Berlin 2022

Mikey Please is a BAFTA award winning animation director and writer, based in London. A guest to our Playgrounds 2012 festival, he dazzled us with his artistry and insights into his projects. In 2021 he co-directed the Netflix stop motion short film Robin Robin, another animated wonder. We are so happy he will be joining us in Berlin!

Passionate about animation from an early age, Mikey went off to do a Masters at London’s Royal College of Art, funding it with commissions from people like Virgin, Rough Trade, Ninja Tune and Universal Records. There he made a short film called The Eagleman Stag, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, won a BAFTA and a bunch of other awards from places such as SXSW, Seattle, LA and Chicago International Film Festivals and the AFI.

In 2014 he teamed up with major animation man talent, Dan Ojari, creating Parabella Studio, based out of Lighthouse Studios in Dalston.

Over the years they have created a whole range of works, from shorts to comic books as well as developing long form narrative projects.

He is known for his works like: Robin, Robin, Elliott from Earth, Alan the Infinite, Zero Greg, Marilyn Myller and The Eagleman Stag among others. We can’t wait to dive in and get insights about his process. And with Mikey, one thing’s for sure: you can always expected some totally unexpected yet adorable answers!

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