Alan Dickson [Al]

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A director and producer specialising in character animation, visual effects and live action. Working predominantly in the film, design and advertising industries, Alan is the founder and director of the production companies Yukfoo and My Dad Shot Your Dad. Yukfoo was founded in 1997, and has produced content for a huge variety of projects. These include interactive material for apps and websites to bespoke screen content for projection and large scale display. Prior to founding Yukfoo, Alan worked as a professional animator working mainly in London for six years on feature films and commercials.

Alan has directed over 100 commercials for clients around the world and his work has been consistently awarded internationally at Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Spikes and AWARD to name a few. As the Creative Director of Yukfoo Alan has been responsible for overseeing the studio’s creative output for the past 15 years, primarily in the advertising field and has also been active in developing young directors and mentoring talented artists and designers through the Yukfoo studio.

Alan has worked on feature films, TV commercials, games, books and music videos. He is the Director of ‘Preferably Blue’, a short animated film, produced as part of the NZ Film Commission’s Premiere Shorts scheme.

He is currently directing a feature film though his part owned and newly formed production company My Dad Shot your Dad and has three other animated films in development.