(11/10/2010) Award-winning independent animation production company, Nexus Productions, welcomes Ben Hibon. He joins Nexus just as his 3-minute animation sequence for the latest Harry Potter film “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” premieres worldwide. Hibon designed and directed the sequence, and produced in collaboration with Framestore. He has previous experience as a creative director, worked for MTV Europe and Asia, and designed animated in-game sequences for Capcom’s “Killer 7” and elements of Sakichi Sato’s Japanese horror film “Tokyo Zombie.”
Chris O’Reilly, Co-Founder of Nexus, said, “Ben is above all a fantastic storyteller. With his strong sense of design and his experience in character animation, we’re really excited to have him join the studio.”
In 2007, Hibon was commissioned by Sony Playstation to create and direct an animated mini-series based on their flagship PS3 game “Heavenly Sword.” His short film “Codehunters” has been shown at more than 50 festivals around the world and has been nominated for a D&AD for animation and the Golden Nica Award at the Prix Arts Electronica 2007. In 2008, Hibon also directed series of six films in Paris as part of the re-branding of the French bank Credit Agricole that featured Sir Sean Connery. In 2009, he released “A.D.”, the first animated zombie-movie for a mature audience, and its short teaser received more than a million online views. After being picked up by talent agency William Morris Endeavor in Los Angeles, Hibon has been developing numerous animation and live-action feature film projects. He graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a Masters Degree.