Leading production company Nexus is to expand its roster of international talent with the signing of top directors Philippe Gamer and Kris Hofmann.
Originally from France and Austria respectively, Philippe and Kris are winning worldwide acclaim for their brilliant, though stylistically and technically very different, animation work. Having both directed award-winning short films, as well as working with major global brands on high profile campaigns, their storytelling techniques could not be more different. Philippe specialises in fast-paced CGI while Kris focuses on the crafting of beautiful stop-motion work bringing carefully selected objects to life but the effect they each achieve has equally compelling creative impact.
Kris Hofmann studied at Camberwell College of Art where she graduated in Graphic Design, making the move to animation during her MA at the Royal College. Her fantastic graduation film, Breakfast, caught the attention of the international film-making community and has subsequently been screened at numerous festivals around the world, its appreciative reception helping secure funding from the Austrian Film Council for her second stop-motion film, Screwed Up. Kris has also won a Victoria & Albert Museum Illustration Award for her work on Anna Kavan’s novel Ice and has recently completed a number of commissions, both moving and still, including work for Granta and Madrid Fashion Week. Kris has already began to receive a lots of interest since joining Nexus.