Tom Rourke

Award winning director and animator based in London.

Along with many other projects, Tom has made comedy animations for the BBC, directed a music video for The Wombats, and designed the graphics and animations for all 30 episodes of BBC 2’s gameshow ‘Beat The Brain’ with John Craven.

He currently works as the in-house animator for ‘I Fucking Love Science’, and has recently directed and animated films for Bill Gates and Netflix,

His film ‘The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim’, made with the BFI and Wingspan Productions, was broadcast on BBC 4 and is currently available to watch on the BFIplayer.

Awards:

Winner, Best Animated Short, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, British Animation Film Festival, 2019

Nominated, Short Form, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Royal Television Society Midlands, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, BFI London Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Manchester Animation Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Athens International Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Superfest International Disability Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Gdansk International Animation Film Festival, 2019

Nominated, Best Short Animation, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Arctic Film Festival, 2019

Nominated, Best Animation, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Nexus Film Awards, 2019

Nominated, Best Sound Design, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Nexus Film Awards, 2019

 
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