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VIEW Conference Welcomes Sam Fell

Director of Netflix’s and Aardman’s upcoming animated feature Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will attend VIEW Conference in person.

VIEW Conference is proud to announce that Sam Fell, the Oscar and BAFTA Award-nominated director of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the latest animated feature from Netflix and Aardman, will appear in person at VIEW Conference 2023. Fell’s presentation is an exclusive Italian premiere in which he shares insightful and inspiring stories about the making of the film. An English-speaking event, VIEW Conference takes place 15-20 October, 2023, in the baroque city of Turin, Italy.

Sam Fell started his career as writer/director of the short film The Big Cheese for 3 Peach Animation/Channel4. He then joined Aardman as a director and animator on commercials and short projects like Pop, Chump, Peter Lords’ Oscar-nominated short film Wat’s Pig, and the BBC series Rex the Runt. During that time he also developed a children’s TV series called Rabbits! and several feature animation projects including Flushed AwayFrom 2008 to 2009 Fell directed (with Rob Stevenhagen) The Tale of Despereaux for Universal Studios in London at Framestore. From there he moved to Portland, Oregon to direct Laika’s second feature film ParaNorman (with writer/director Chris Butler), which was released in August 2012 and nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA in 2013.

“For many years, Aardman has shared its unique vision of the world through the wonderful medium of stop-motion animation,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “It is a privilege to welcome Sam Fell, director of Aardman’s latest movie ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget,’ to speak in person at VIEW Conference 2023. I know his unique blend of wit and wisdom will inspire our international audience, as he recounts the story of the making of this new animated spectacle.”

About VIEW Conference

VIEW Conference 2023 takes place in Turin, Italy, from October 15-20. Attending the event in person guarantees an unrivaled opportunity for people to soak up the atmosphere and meet their heroes and mentors. Meanwhile, full online access enables a global audience to enjoy the conference via exclusive livestream. VIEW Conference is an English speaking event.

The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX and Games, but also to share their visions of the future. The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and much, much more.

You may learn more about the conference and get your ticket here. Also, check out the event's Facebook account to get the latest news about the speakers and sessions. 

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