Marc Craste is a senior animation director working at Studio AKA in London. Before coming to the UK in 1997, Marc worked extensively in animation studios in Sydney and in Copenhagen.
Since joining Studio AKA, Marc has designed and directed many award-winning commercials, including spots for ‘ORANGE’, ‘NATWEST’, ‘COMPAQ’, and most recently the 'NATIONAL LOTTERY'. He has also designed and directed three short films in the series PICA TOWERS that have become cult viewing for many fans.
His short film ‘Jo Jo In The Stars’, was produced and financed by Studio AKA, and won the 2004 BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
It has also won Best Animated Short Film at the 2004 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Aspen Short Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Copenhagen 3D Festival, Best Short Film at SICAF, the Grand Prix at the Bradford Animation Festival, the Best of British at Brief Encounters, the Press award at the Les Lutin du Court Metrage in Paris and the 2005 Cartoon D'or.
Marc has also directed a promo for highly acclaimed Icelandic band Mum. He is currently working on another short film for Studio AKA. In addition to his animation career, Marc is the recipient of the AOI’s ‘Illustrator Of The Year’ award. He is currently in the final stages of illustrating a children’s book, written by acclaimed author Helen Ward. (via)
"jojo in the stars"
"Hounds of Flesh"
Lloyds TSB for the journey advert
Lloyds TSB for the journey advert part 2
Lloyds TSB For The Journey Advert Part 3
Lloyds TSB For The Journey Advert Part 4
Lloyds TSB For The Journey Advert Part 5
"national lottery advert"
"Will Summer Make Good for Our Sins?"
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