Anthony Farquhar-Smith


Animator, Writer, Animation Director, Director

Bio Summary:
“Tony has been working in stop frame animation since 1994. The
diversity of the projects that he has been involved in range from
commercials, pop promos and title sequences through to television series,
interactive media, short films and feature films. Working primarily in
London he has also shot extensively in Europe and the United States.”-

Early Life/Family:
“For a long chunk of my childhood I lived practically opposite a cinema
and spent a long time in there, especially Saturday morning matinees.
I also snuck in to quite a few films I was far too young to be watching.
I knew that in some way I wanted to be involved in what was happening up
on the screen.” -

Studied animation at West Surrey College of Art & Design

Career Outline:
• 2009 to Present- Director at Th1ng for Clients including HSBC, The Daily Mirror, Cadbury’s, BBC4, Curry’s Kellog’s and Audi.

• 2008 to 2009- Lead Animator on Wes Anderson’s ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ for 20th Century Fox.

• 2007 to 2008- Animator on various commercials both in England and
America. Clients in England included Knorr, Marmite, Hovis, Halifax, The
Observer and Toshiba. Clients in America included Alamo Car Rental and

• 2006- Lead Animator on ‘Max & Co.’ for Cinemagination in Switzerland.

• 2004 to 2005- Lead Animator on Tim Burton’s ‘The Corpse Bride’ for Warner Brothers.

• 2003- Animator on children’s television series ‘The Koala Brothers’ for Famous Flying Films.

Comments On Style:
The two short films he has directed (Stick Out and Dustbin) have personified inanimate objects.
“Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick, Jan Svankmajer, William Goldman.”-


Miscellaneous: • 2013 “Stick Out” Animator, Director, Writer
• 2009 “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Key Animator
• 2007 “Max & Co” Animator
• 2005 “Corpse Bride” Animator
• 2005 “Fifi and the Flowertots: Fifi Follows the Cules” Animator
• 2005 “Fifi and the Flowertots: Milkshake” Animator
• 2004 “The Koala Brothers: Lolly’s Broken Bell” Animator
• 2001 “Human Nature” Animator
• 1997 “Flatworld” Model Animator

Won Best Experimental film at SoDak Animation Festival, South Dakota, USA for “Stick Out”

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Mike Trujillo

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