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Profession: Animator, Director, Writer

Biography: Jeremy has been drawing since an early age. He was heavily influenced by the dark and gritty world of Games Workshop’s popular hobby game Warhammer 40,000 through his teenage years, unable to immerse himself in cinema due to a family that encouraged a balanced healthy lifestyle.

He completed a Certificate in Business Computing in 2002 and promptly decided not to pursue a career in the field due to a complete lack of creative freedom.

Wanting to further his artistic endeavours but not interested in animation, he started at Freelance Animation School in 2004 almost on a whim. Over the next three years he found animation more and more appealing, and while drawing at school he steadily learnt the basics of directing, writing, acting and editing in a Grey Lynn flat with flatmate Oliver Cross and under the name ‘Flatfilms’.

They co-directed several short films during 2004 and 2005: 'The whole Town has Left' a case - a nonsensical 30 second short not worth describing. '5 metres' - a schlock horror short featuring a killer power cord. '6 metres' - the sequel to 5 metres. 'Headjack' - a 10 minute tale of a schizophrenic gasmask-wearing psychopath that kills his friends then himself.

After being introduced to Dane’s underground culture of alternative electronic music he began to write music of his own. He collaborated with Dane on ‘One Leaf Loose’ and then 'Ectype’s End’ as Rhubarb Zoo.

Education: Freelance Animation School, Auckland, 2004 - 2007.

Spoken Languages: English

Source: www.rhubarbzoo.com

Jeremy Hay

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