Ewa Smyk
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Ewa Smyk

Animation DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ewa Smyk

Animation DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an animation director and illustrator, with a background in graphic design. I graduated from MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins (2015) and MA Directing Animation course at the National Film and Television School (2020). My latest short film Homebird (2021) was screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals, was included in the Academy Awards® and BAFTA longlists, and won Silver Screen at Young Director Award. My commercial portfolio includes live-action/animation hybrid video featuring Galaxy chocolate, animated sequence for BBC documentary “This Is Joan Collins”, and music videos for Jacob Collier. Please, get in touch about any potential collaborations or just to say hello :)
Projects
  • This Is Joan Collins
    This Is Joan CollinsI was commissioned by Salon Pictures and the director of feature-length documentary “This is Joan Collins” Clare Beavan, to create an animated tango sequence illustrating a story of Joan Collins meeting Bobby Kennedy at The Factory nightclub in West Hollywood; as well as a few other animations. The film premiered in the UK on January 1st 2022 on BBC Two, in a primetime evening slot at 9 pm.
  • Homebird
    HomebirdStruggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she left behind. Homebird is an NFTS graduation short animation created in paint on cel technique, using thousands of marker pens, paint tubes and cel sheets. The film premiered in July 2021, and so far been selected for over 30 international film festivals, received a few awards and mentions, was included on the Oscar longlist, and, most recently, was shortlisted for a BAFT
  • Galaxy - Magda's Choice
    Galaxy - Magda's ChoiceMagda’s Choice is a short documentary-style video following the daily routine of Magda, a young graphic designer from Warsaw. Magda’s Choice has been nominated in the Student Commercial category at the British Arrows 2019.
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Work history
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    MV DirectorUniversal Music
     - United KingdomFreelance
    I was commissioned to direct a music video for Jacob's Collier song.
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    Designer and AnimatorSalon Pictures
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I was commissioned by Salon Pictures and the director of the feature-length documentary “This is Joan Collins” Clare Beavan, to create an animated tango sequence illustrating a story of Joan Collins meeting Bobby Kennedy at The Factory nightclub in West Hollywood; as well as a few other animations including title typography. The film premiered in the UK on January 1st 2022 on BBC Two, in a primetime evening slot at 9 pm. My tasks included: concept & art direction, storyboard/animatic & editing, design & animation.
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Skills
  • Stop Motion
  • Drawing
  • Typography
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Animation
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Pen Ink
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Design
  • Book Binding and Design
Education
    MA Communication Design
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    Grade obtained: 2:1 (Merit) My diploma has received an excellent reviews and is soon going to be shown on a few international film/animation festivals.
    1 Year Scholarship Programme
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    Department of Crafts, major: batik. Darmasiswa scholarship programme awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
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Awards
    M?oda Polska Grant
    I was awarded a grant for outstanding artistic achievements by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, for MA studies at Central Saint Martins. http://en.nck.pl/activity/young-poland/