Jonathan Nix

Jonathan Nix is an award winning Animator / Artist / Musician living and working in Sydney, Australia.

jonathanHis prints, paintings and drawings are held in private and public collections in Australia and Europe.

As a double bass, banjo, guitar player and singer for ‘The Gadflys’, ‘King Curly’,  ‘Machine Translations’, and ‘Doubtville’, he has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and America, and performed on a wide selection of CD’s and EP’s produced by these and other bands, as well as producing two EP’s of his own material: ‘The lieutenant’s last case’ and ‘Doubtville’. Jonathan has also composed soundtracks for theatre, film, and performance dance.

Jonathan’s first short animated film ‘Hello’, completed in February 2003, has won many awards including an ATOM award for ‘Best First Animated Film’ 2003, an Australian Film Institute award for ‘Best Sound in a Non Feature’ 2003,  ‘Best direction in an Australian Short Film’ and ‘Best Achievement in Sound in an Australian Short Film’ at Flickerfest International Film Festival, Sydney 2004.

Hello’ has been selected for numerous international film festivals, including Anima-Mundi International Film Festival Brazil, Melbourne International Film Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival.

In 2004, ‘Hello’ was selected for The Annecy Film Festival in France, Aspen Shorts-Fest in America, and the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film in Germany.

Hello’ received the award Best Animation at the Freeze-frame film festival in Canada, Best Animation at the Nashville International Film Festival, The Seattle International Film Festival, The Los Angeles International Film Festival., and the Miami International Film Festival. ‘Hello’ was also awarded the Fipresci Film Critics prize for Best Film at The Annecy Animation Festival in France - the largest animation festival in the world. ‘Hello’ was eligible to enter the Academy Awards for short animation in 2005.

Jonathan has produced three animated music videos, including: ‘Amnesia’, for the Machine Translations single of the same name, screened in numerous festivals throughout Australia and overseas and received an ATOM award for Best Tertiary Music Video in 2003; and, ‘Familyman’ for the King Curly single of the same name, which won best Independent Music Video at the St Kilda International Film Festival in Melbourne Australia 2004, and also received two ATOM awards, Best Animation 2004, and Best Music Video 2004. ‘Familyman’ was also a finalist in the best music video category at the Australian Effects and Animation Festival in 2004.

Jonathan completed an animated adaptation of a Russian fairy tale entitled ‘The Twelve Months’ for the ‘World Tales’ initiative, commissioned by SBS/Film Victoria in April 2004, and his third animated video clip as part of the ABC and Film Victoria initiative ‘Four Minute Wonders’ was completed in May 2004.

Jonathan completed another Cartwheel Partners' production - the short animated film ‘Gustavo’, in January 2006.

Jonathan is currently working with Cartwheel Partners on the animated film ‘The Missing Key’.

Filmography

Amnesia2002 - ‘Amnesia
Animated video clip for the Machine Translations single
Amnesia’ Directed and animated by Jonathan Nix/Thomas Pullar

2002 /2003 - ‘Hello’
A short animated film.
Written, directed and animated by Jonathan Nix.                                   

2003 - ‘Familyman
Animated video clip for the King Curly single ‘Familyman’.
Directed and animated by Jonathan Nix.

2004 - ‘The Twelve Months’
A short animated film of a Russian fairy tale commissioned by SBS television and Film Victoria.

2004 - ‘Glass Girl’
Animated video clip for the Band camp single ‘Sugar high’
Commissioned by ABC / Film Victoria as part of the Four minute Wonders initiative.

2004 - ‘The Missing Key’
A 26 minute animated film currently in production.
Produced by Cartwheel Partners Pty Limited.

2006 - ‘Gustavo’
A short animated film
Written, directed and animated by Jonathan Nix.
Produced by Cartwheel Partners Pty Limited.

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