Atsushi Wada

Born in 1980. Began to create the short animation works in self-study from 2002. Like to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called “Ma”, the tension produced between movements. In a Pig’s Eye (2010) has been nominated at Zagreb, Annecy, Hiroshima, and Ottawa, and won the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, and Silver Jabberwocky at Etiuda and Anima. The Mechanism of Spring (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and The Great Rabbit (2012) won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

What is your favourite British animation of all time?

Quay Brothers, Phil Mulloy, and Joseph Pierce. I like their films.

What’s the best thing about working in the industry?

Being able to confirm that there are crazy and strange people besides me.

Provide a quirky quote or comment

“You can write if you have snow and sheep.” 

Atsushi Wada

Atsushi Wada

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