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Alex Weight

Writer, Director & Animator

Xencelabs is proud to introduce our Artist Spotlight for April, Alex Weight!

Alex Weight's global career spans three decades immersed in feature film, television and advertising, as a writer/director and in senior roles across animation and VFX, working at companies including Animal Logic , Rising Sun Pictures, and Flying Bark. He has consulted on, and written screenplays for clients in Australia, the U.S. and China. He is also a script consultant at Script Central, Australia.

Weight worked with Will Gluck in directing the pre-production for Peter Rabbit as additional animation supervisor and wrote and directed the pre-production Chinese animated feature film franchise 'Frog Kingdom 3' and 'Frog Kingdom 4'. Prior to this, Weight was co-director of the animated feature 'Blinky Bill: The Movie', re-vamping a classic character for a new audience. He was also animation supervisor on Zack Snyder's 'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' and lead animator on Oscar-winning animation feature 'Happy Feet'.

Weight's short horror film 'Prank' was awarded the People's Choice Award at the Sydney Underground Festival and has screened at film festivals including Shriekfest in Los Angeles, the NYC Horror Film Festival, Melbourne's Monsterfest, Knoxville Horror Film Festival, and the Cannes Underground Film Festival.

Originally launching his career in advertising, Weight has delivered on campaigns for brands including Toyota, ABC, Sony, VW, Arnotts and Bank of New Zealand. Alex is a screenwriter and story consultant. He has worked for clients in Australia, the U.S. and China. Alex has lectured and hosted courses in Animation for Sydney's top colleges and universities including COFA, UTS, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Newcastle and AFTRS. Alex is currently the Creative Lead at the UTS Animal Logic Academy.

If you want to learn more about Alex and his work, visit:

Website: www.alexweight.com

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/alexweight

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