Joseph Pierce is an award winning animator and filmmaker. On graduating with from the National Film and Television School in 2008, he was named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow. His graduation film Stand Up was screened at over 30 International film festivals, winning major prizes in France, UK, Spain and Poland.
His 2010 Channel 4 commissioned short A Family Portrait screened in over 35 festivals, winning multiple awards including Best Animation at Bristol Encounters, Best Debut at Hiroshima and the Grand Prize at Stuttgart Trickfest.
His subsequent animation work spans film, documentary, online content and music promos with clients including BBC Comedy, BBC Films, Film4 and Atlantic Records. Aside from his short film work he has collaborated with 59 Productions on various projects, most recently the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
His latest short The Pub is currently touring festivals worldwide, having won major prizes at Los Angeles Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Raindance.
He is currently working as 59's director of animation for the world premiere of The Perfect American for the ENO / Teatro Royale Madrid.