Dan Richards: Stop-motion Director
Dan Richards, A+C Studios’ stop-motion animation director, was 12 years old when he made his first stop-motion animation.
A decade later, he graduated from the prestigious Bristol School of Animation, going straight to work at Aardman Animations on the animated film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. After the film wrapped, Dan decided to set up on his own. A+C Studios was born! Dan still works closely on every project, leading the storytelling process from conception, scripting and storyboarding, model making through to animation and, of course, to the final cut.
Dan has a real passion for handcraft and a sharp eye for detail, which can be seen throughout his work. Dan’s reputation for pushing the boundaries of stop motion and experimenting with new techniques and ideas gives A+C Studios’ clients and their audiences something new and unique, making him the animation director he is.