Jonathan Hodgson

Biography

Jonathan Hodgson is an internationally renowned, BAFTA winning animation director based in London. He was born in Oxford and studied animation at Liverpool Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art.  In 2011 he directed the animation for Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, the first full length animated documentary on British TV.

After leaving the RCA in 1985, he went on to be a director at various animation studios before co-founding Sherbet in 1996. At Sherbet he directed numerous high profile advertising campaigns and collaborated with legendary illustrator Maurice Sendak.

His short films have won numerous awards including a BAFTA in 2000 for The Man with the Beautiful Eyes and a BAFTA nomination in 2002 for Camouflage.

Jonathan’s work is featured on numerous books and DVD compilations. He has lectured extensively including the Royal College of Art, University of the Creative Arts Farnham and Film Akademie Barden Wurtemburg, Germany. In 2008 he became the programme leader for the new BA in Animation at Middlesex University.

He continues to combine teaching with animated filmmaking and recently made a short animation for Amnesty International as a spearhead for their End the Death Penalty campaign.