Felix Massie is a director, animator and children’s book author who lives in London. He makes short films, children’s books, commercials and works at Nexus Studios.
What is your favourite British animation of all time?
I will always have a soft spot for Nick Park’s Wallace And Gromit and The Wrong Trousers! That was the one that made me want to understand how animation was made. But I think Joseph Pierce is excellent at using animation in my favourite way though; which is to convey quite sinister things in a charming manner – and so I’m going to put his A Family Portrait in my answer too. Such a well made and engrossing short!
What’s the best thing about working in the industry?
It’s really friendly and everyone knows each other, or someone who knows someone and so it’s nice to feel like part of a community. I also love how with animation you’re all working with people and creating things out of thin air. Everything in animation has to be made or drawn and when you look back at the project at the end it’s very satisfying!
Provide a quirky quote or comment
Keep making things for yourself sometimes even when you’re being paid to make things for other people!