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David Sproxton

Member of BAFTA VR Advisory Board

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman Animations

David Sproxton

David Sproxton is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman Animations. Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry. Their first professional creation was the character ‘Morph’.

David has served as a producer, director or cinematographer on many of the animated projects at Aardman.

The Company has won 4 Academy Awards®, affectionately known as the Oscars®. Aardman’s latest film (2016) The ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ has been nominated for numerous Awards including an Academy Award® and BAFTA.

David Sproxton spent 3 years on the Board of the UK Film Council. He is now chairman of Encounters Festivals (Bristol’s celebration of the Short film).

In 2006, David and Peter celebrated being awarded The CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

This year Aardman celebrates its 40th Anniversary.