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 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.
He is currently working on his first feature length film called The Last Forest.
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. His first animated film White Winter Hymnal won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW. 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 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 animated film Featherweight has been nominated for a 2022 Annie Award and was also selected as Cartoon Brew's Short Pick Of The Day, a Vimeo Staff Pick, 1.4 Awards Shortlist, 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 was a contributing columnist to The Smudge, where he wrote short stories about Single Function Objects at the Single Function Junction.
For graphic prints visit the store.