Neil Pymer

A creative director/director working in film, animation & interactive.
I'm an award-winning independent director working in film, animation and interactive in the entertainment and cultural sectors. I specialise in projects that are challenging to achieve, haven't been attempted before, that educate, bring about change and have strong narratives at their heart... ideally all of the above.

Projects I’ve worked on have won D&AD pencils (White, Wooden and Graphite), Gold, Silver and Bronze Cannes Lions and twice nominated for Children’s BAFTAs, amongst many others.  

I talk internationally at conferences and festivals for students and professionals alike at Aardman Academy, D&AD, BFI, NME Lifehacks, House of Beautiful Business, PwC and the Prince’s Trust, inspiring them to fail fast, think like children and to get their hands dirty.


Recent projects include an animated music video for Jamie Cullum’s song Age of Anxiety, What’s Up With Everyone - a set of films looking to increase mental health awareness in young people, BBC iReporter which teaches young adults to navigate the murky waters of fake news and StorySign an interactive experience that teaches deaf children to learn how to read.

If you have a project and are interested to talk about it,
please get in touch.
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Clients

I have a close, long-running working relationship with the wonderfully diverse and innovative team at Aardman Animations in Bristol, directing commercials, apps, games, educational experiences and interactive content. Other select clients include:

 AHRC / BBC / British Council / EMI / Harper Collins / Huawei / IPO / Island Records ITV / J&J / MTV / Sky / Square Enix / Wellcome Trust