Sean Pecknold is an independent animator, music video and film director from Seattle, Washington based in Los Angeles, CA.
He uses analog filmmaking techniques to create stories about lonely shapes, people, animals, and objects. He enjoys wandering into visually strange and magical places. It’s not just girl meets boy. It’s girl meets boy then turns into a tree.
His body of work includes award-winning films and animations for Fleet Foxes, John Legend, Netflix, Dreamworks, Dirty Projectors, Google, Sony, Lyft, Headspace, The New York Times, and the BBC. His work has been presented at film and design festivals all over the world and his animated film The Shrine / An Argument won the Best Animation at the UKMVAs in London. Sean is a proud recipient of a Young Gun Award from the Art Director’s Club of America.
He runs Sing-Sing studio in Los Angeles with his partner Adi Goodrich and has taught stop-motion classes in NYC, Seattle, Los Angeles, and CalArts.
He recently directed and animated stop-motion for Song Exploder on Netflix as well as stop-motion for Worn Stories also on Netflix.
His most recent stop-motion animated film Featherweight was selected as Cartoon Brew's Short Pick Of The Day, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and featured on It's Nice That, Booooooom, Shots, Little Black Book, Motionographer, Animation World Network, & Animation Magazine.
In September 2021 The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles hosted a retrospective screening of Sean's film and video work with Fleet Foxes from the last 12 years.
He's a contributing columnist to The Smudge, where he writes short stories about Single Function Objects at the Single Function Junction.
He is currently working on a feature length stop-motion film called The Last Forest.
For graphic prints visit the store.