Les Mills - Animation Committee

Les studied Fine Art at Cardiff University, Goldsmiths College University of London and at Rutgers University in the US, where he completed a Masters Degree. His teaching experience is extensive, initially teaching Art & Design but gradually becoming more interested in Filmmaking and Animation. His first creative collaboration with Joanna was on her Graduation film Girls Night Out while teaching basic animation on the Graphic Design course at Middlesex University. Since then the two have worked very closely together forming their company Beryl Productions in 1988. He wrote and produced the next Beryl film Body Beautiful and produced Wife of Bath one of the Canterbury Tales series, which won a Bafta, 3 Emmys and received an Oscar nomination. He has taught Art & Design, Film and Animation widely, culminating as Course Director of the Film School at the University of Wales, Newport. He wrote and produced their last film Family Ties which won 45 international awards including a BAFTA nomination and the European Cartoon D’Or 2007. Les is the writer and producer of the latest Beryl Film Affairs of the Art.