Directors Think Tank (DTT) will exclusively represent UK-based stop motion animator and model maker Aiden Whittam for commercial and branded content work in Southeast Asia.
Whittam is an independent animation filmmaker and model maker, with extensive experience working on a variety of projects in the UK including feature films, commercials, music videos, and short films.
DTT recently worked with Whittam and agency Imaginary Friends on the Play Your Part campaign, a series of cheeky claymation videos that deliver the important message of following new safety measures on production sets post Malaysia’s Movement Control Order.
Whittam is known for Puppet, a short film that has been shown at international animation festivals, showcasing the intricacies and complexities of the stop-motion animation process. His signature style also includes unique taxidermy style sculptures that he sells on Etsy. For all work in Southeast Asia, Whittam will work remotely from his home in Bristol, UK, while collaborating closely with the team at DTT.
“I’m very excited to become part of Directors Think Tank and to work with such a great team that shares my enthusiasm for stop motion. I look forward to working on many more creatively varied and colourful projects with the team, as well as spreading the joy of this unusual, handmade way of animated filmmaking,” said Whittam.
Intan Sham, Executive Producer at DTT said, “Despite its old school roots, the claymation style is incredibly refreshing. It gives you freedom and flexibility to inject humour, wit, with a slight cheekiness to conventional storylines. We’re excited to bring Whittam’s craft to this side of the world.”
Whittam is the second claymation artist to be represented by the production house in the region. DTT also represents US-based claymation artist Mr Oz as part of its growing list of international talent.
For more of Whittam’s work visit his website here