Hotspur & Argyle had been tracking Chris Shepherd for years when he finally became available in 2015 and the day of his signing will remain fond in the corporate memory.
A major figure in British animation, Chris’s inspirational and eclectic work has featured across the BBC, Channel 4 and countless international TV stations as well as cinema and advertising. The sheer range of styles he has invented and continues to devise is prodigious.
His seminal and deliciously dark shorts ‘Dad’s Dead’, ‘Silence Is Golden’ and ‘The Ringer’ are acknowledged as pre-eminent examples of contemporary live action / animation hybrids and are but two titles in his ever-lengthening canon of ground breaking works.
Recent films include music videos for Reverend And The Makers, Holly Johnson and HecTA and a commercial collaboration with H&A’s Theo Delaney for Elvis Costello’s memoir ‘Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink’. Among works in progress is the eagerly anticipated sequel to ‘Dad’s Dead’ .