Jeff Simmonds

Animator

Working with his brother Phill, Jeff Simmonds has created a run of quirky ‘documation’ films, which retell real-life stories using traditional 2D-style animation. The films from the SPADA 2006 New Filmmaker of the Year (shared with Phill) include family history tale A Very Nice Honeymoon and disintegrating band chronicle The Paselode Story.

One thing that we learned through the animation is that if you are taking a different approach from others who are professionally trained, you come up with alternative ways of doing things that can be faster and cheaper, and that an audience still responds to. Jeff Simmonds