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Hakim Ismail

MA work

Hilal - Crescent Moon

The film follows the journey of pregnant mother to the hospital after a sudden bombing - told from within the womb.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2017

  • Malaysian born UK resident 2D animator. 

    With interests that web across all range of practices not just within animation and film but within sports, music and video games too, I tend to have an open and generally positive approach to my art, albeit with a touch of cynicism and dry humour. In animation, my passion lies in character based animation and story telling. 

    I often say if I had to choose to be either a great animator and a mediocre storyteller, or a mediocre animator and a great storyteller, I would choose to be a great storyteller. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Animation, Middlesex University, 2014; Foundation Art and Design, Basingstoke College of Technology, 2010
  • Experience

  • Scene Builder, Cartoon Network, London 2015; Assistant Animator, Sherbet Animation, London 2013; Freelance Animator, Peter Huntley Production, London 2012
  • Awards

  • LIAF 2014, Audience Best and Special Mention 2014; MDX, High Risk Award 2014