animation director story development
I believe in challenging the absurdities of human behavior and hope to encourage our connection with nature. I love to present ideas from an unexpected angle and enjoy using satire to achieve this.
My name is Sharon Colman and I make animated films. Whether it's funny, silly or political, a story has to be worth sharing with the tribe. I am Scottish (no, really. I have the accent) and I'm best known for my 2005 Academy Award nominated film, Badgered.
I've worked for Warner Bros. Animation, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Paramount Pictures Animation, Animal Logic and Jim Henson Studios, and directed commercial work for Duck Studios, TED Education, Tandem Films, and created idents for MTV.
I have a BA (Hons) illustration from Glasgow School of Art and an MA in Animation Direction from the National Film and Television School, England.
I currently live in California with my husband, Michael Graham, who is a skydiving instructor.
Academy Award (AMPAS) nomination, USA
Student Academy Award nomination, USA
Cannes Cinefoundation nomination, France
Best Digital Animation - Big Bear Lake Int’ Film Festival, USA
Best Animation - Int’ Student Festival of Bulgaria
Best Short Short Animation - Aspen Shortfest Film Festival, USA
Directors Choice Animation Award - Smogdance Film Festival, USA
Best Short Animation - Birds Eye View Film Festival, UK
Professional Jury Award - Sancy Film Festival, France
Animation prize - ReelHeART Int’ Film Festival, Toronto
Audience Prize Best Animation - Blaze Animation Screenings, UK
Best Animation - Boulder Int’ Film Festival, USA
Best Animation - MountainFilm in Telluride, USA
Best Mountain Enviro Film - Banff Mountain Film Festival, Canada
Outreach Appreciation Award - DreamWorks Animation 2009
Did You Know?
I'm a southpaw, just like the polar bear.