Matthew Whistance


Manchester, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a Manchester-based animator with an imaginative style. I love to push myself and work with new techniques from digital animation to puppetry and stop motion.

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  • Animation
  • Stop Motion
  • Digital Arts
  • Music
  • Sound Design
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Videography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • M

    Manchester School of Art

    • F

      Funk in the Forest

      • E

        Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts

        Work history


        Animation Teacher

        Manchester School of Art

        Aug 2019 - Aug 2019
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I taught animation to children ages 12-14 as part of a summer school. I created exercises for the children to familiarise themselves with digital art and create their own simple animations utilising a few fundamental principles of the medium.


        Jul 2019 - Jul 2019
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I created a looping animation for 'Funk in the Forest' music festival to be played on the main stage and used for promotion on social media. The animation utilised live-action miniature sets and composited 2D animation to create a unique mixed media piece. You can view the animation here:


        Jul 2018 - May 2019
        • Ewyas Harold, Hereford HR2 0EQ, UK
        • Freelance
        • I created four animated gifs and five short documentaries to promote the 'Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts 2019'. The gifs were animate digitally and utilised a mascot figure to promote various activities at the festival. They were used to promote the festival on social media and create an online presence and identity for the event. Gifs: Documentaries:



        BA (Hons) Filmmaking

        Manchester School of Art

        Sep 2016 - Jun 2019
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • First degree honours



        Audiance Award


        • I received the audience award for my graduate stop motion film, 'The Hullabaloo at Hornbeam Farm' during the end of year screening.


        The Tom Ainsworth Audience and Jury Award

        Manchester and Salford Film Society

        • I received the audience and Jury award as writer and director of the puppet film 'Caswell the Cat and the Criminy Chimaera'.