Originally from the West Midlands now based in the south of England, Liam is a recent graduate of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) obtaining a Distinction Master’s Degree in Directing Animation. Previously Liam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from The University for the Creative Arts. Liam has also worked as a Freelance Character Animator on several International Commercials and lead artist on multiple short videos for Channel 4’s MASHED and BEANO.
From a young age, Liam was inspired to work in hand-drawn animation, having grown up with the likes of Raymond Briggs books, Glenn Keane’s paper drawn characters and Joanna Quinn’s energetic yet fluent pencil on paper animation, a traditional style he has since adopted into his film making. Liam is a collaborator and a passionate storyteller who is always looking for the next tale to tell.
Liam’s Graduation animated short film ‘Perched’ has won 18 awards including ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at the Isle of Man Film Festival, ‘Best Animation’ at the UK Film Festival and ‘Best Young Filmmaker’ at Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People in Belfast. ‘Perched’ has since been showcased at almost 60 film festivals world wide this year with 6 of them Oscar Qualifiers.