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Gavin Blackhurst

I’m Gavin, an animator, illustrator and recovering painter based in Edinburgh.


I make films with a variety of techniques and styles. Though I am naturally drawn to the tactile, analogue side of animated filmmaking, I am expanding my repertoire by experimenting with 2D digital animation.


My films are driven by humour and strongly defined characters; conflict between the latter often leading to the former. I embrace the absurd in my work, and am guilty of playing to the gallery: I want to make work with broad appeal. For me a successful film is clear and legible in its intent, yet demands multiple viewings.


Recently I have worked on both commercial and non-commercial projects in a range of capacities: directing; writing; animating; pre- and post-production. I find the variety of roles available to the animator challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

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