Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:14:28 GMT
Swedish-born animation director, Gustaf Lindström, joins characterful roster at Somesense for commercial representation.
By combining ambitious art direction with laid back, conversational comedy, Gustaf creates visually spectacular and strange worlds that somehow still feel relatable and down-to-earth. He finds his inspiration in anything from nature documentaries to medieval manuscripts, and is unafraid of spear-heading new and interesting animation techniques.
‘Plankton’, Gustaf’s debut short film, has won multiple awards, including Best Animation at InterFilm Berlin, which qualified it for the 2019 Academy Awards. The short was later developed into the comedy short series ‘Drifters’ for FX Networks, starring comedians Jamie Demetriou and Charlotte Ritchie. ‘Black Death’, his second short series for FX and Hulu, is currently awaiting release.
Somesense founder, Chris Cray, says: “I’m really interested in working with people who have multiple skill sets - polymath creators that have a real voice and whose personality matches their work - and Gustaf is one of those people. He’s a complete artist, and also hilarious. We’re very excited to have him with us!
Gustaf joins Chris Cray, Pencil Bandit, Akvile Magicdust and Matt Partridge on the niche roster. The five bring their unique, idiosyncratic styles to the Somesense multiverse as animators, directors, illustrators and writers who collectively specialise in character, sketch comedy, webcomics, series and short form content.
Gustaf comments: “I'm over-the-moon excited to join the fantastic Somesense family! Comedy and animation have been my greatest passions in life since I was a child. To see a studio emerge with that focus is exciting enough, but to get to be part of it feels incredible. I love to use everything in the animation toolbox, mixing media, and figure out new and interesting techniques. I can't wait to create, experiment and have fun making awesome films together!”