TOM BELL

Animator working in River Studios


About Tom

Tom is an animator with a love of the abstract and bizarre. When he is not breathing life into inanimate objects he is in the digital realm juggling colour and form to engage audiences by whatever means necessary. Tom believes that story, theme, direction, light, colour, sound, acting, movement are all part of the one twisted and beautiful organism whose amorphous body exchanges one organ for another with ease and delight. Sometimes this creature can be negotiated and reasoned with while other times the filmmaker must be consumed and absorbed before the entanglement eventually divides into two entirely new beings – the filmmaker and their film – both ready to see the world for the first time.


How do you use your space?

I use the space at River Studios to write, plan, meditate, make models, build sets and animate short films.