About Michael Cawood
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Michael Cawood, has been creating animated films since 1994. He’s a multi-award winning British Animation Director and Supervisor based out of Los Angeles with credits in Film, Commercials and Games working with clients at Dreamworks, Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Microsoft, Activision, Nintendo, Sega and many more.
Michael has a broad creative skillset including screenwriting, character design, storyboarding, producing, previs, layout, pipeline development, rigging, editing, filmmaking and supervising. He has a unique strength in directing web based teams as first showcased in his 'Orson Welles Award' winning short film, 'Devils Angels & Dating', which attracted millions of views online. Then again in, 'The Wrong Rock', which is touring oscar qualiftying fesivals world-wide. Both films won 'Best Short Film' at the Burbank Film Festival (2012 and 2019).
Between his own projects Michael, has helped his friends on their short films, including the multi-award winning 'The OceanMaker' which was screened at South by South West, and 'Napoleon: The Ticket'. Both are beautiful and highly accomplished films.
Michael supervised the previsualisation for Universal's new take on 'The Mummy' with Tom Cruise, the postvis animation for 'Bumblebee'. Credits also include 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', 'Happy Feet', 'Pete’s Dragon', 'Ghostbusters', 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5', 'Night at the Museum 3' and the video game cinematics for 'Skylanders Giants', 'Starfox Adventures' and 'Kameo'.
Chris Knott,VFX Supervisor for Passion Pictures / Disney
"I look forward to working with Michael again, he has broad experience, and is a serious talent: throughout his previz work and animation on a 'pressure' project, he was calm and assured, a great anchor point for other members of the crew. Highly recommended."
Dustin Gaspard,Production Supervisor - Kinsane
"Working with Michael was a great experience. He manged and completed a large volume of work in a very short period of time with poise, creativity, and professionalism. His ability to lead a team with a variety of personalities and talents surpassed my expectations and the project delivery was effortless. I hope to hire him again for many projects on the horizon."
Grant Kirkhope,Bafta Nominated Composer - The Wrong Rock, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64
"Working with Michael has been a total pleasure. It's so great for composers when the director has a very clear vision of the kind of music they are looking for and can articulate that vision in a very precise manner. Whenever I was slightly unclear of the mood of a scene Michael would always be able to give me the exact thing that I needed to hear/read that made it easy for me to compose what he wanted. It's so refreshing to work with a director that really cares about the score. The Wrong Rock has been a delight to work on and I look forward to working with Michael and Heromation again!"
Stuart Allan,Previs Supervisor at Proof
"I've worked with Michael on several feature projects, and always find him to be a talented addition to the team. Regardless of the assignment he finds a way to produce good-looking, well-thought-out work. He's an artist to rely on when creative challenges arise and when rock-solid results are needed quickly."
Enrique Caballero,Character Technical Director for Animal Logic
"Working with Michael was a total pleasure, he brought a lot of talent and ability to the project and was always smiling and up for a laugh. Because of his work ethic and personality I would gladly work with him again on any project."