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Aardman Sign New Director – Magdalena Osinska

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Magdalena Osinska is the latest new director to join Aardman’s stable of top animation directors.  Magdalena’s previous Aardman credits in both animation and art department roles include, feature film “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists”, the innovative short film “The Itch of the Golden Nit” as well a handful of commercial projects.

Magda Osinska

Magdalena’s first job since her representation began at Aardman late last year is a thought provoking new digital campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK featuring an emotional plea by award-winning actor Christopher Eccleston.  The live action and animation spot challenges the general misconceptions around dementia through the peeling and dissecting of an orange – a metaphor for how the physical damage caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s (the leading cause of dementia) means the brain can weigh around 140g less than a healthy brain. The same weight as an orange.

Magdalena is currently developing two feature films Jasia and Pelican and is represented for advertising work worldwide by Aardman.

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About Magdalena

is an award-winning animation director, as well as designer and animator. She has experience working on animated short and feature films, commercials and TV. She has worked with Aardman Animations, Arthur Cox, Illuminated Film Company, Breakthru Films, Animoon, Studio Miniatur Filmowych and Se-Ma-For Company.

Magdalena graduated from the National Polish Film School in Lodz in 2008 with her film “Joyets (Radostki)” which is now being developed into a TV series produced by Illuminated Film Company. In 2010 she completed the MA course at National Film and Television School on Animation Direction, graduating with her film “Zbigniev’s Cupboard”.

After graduating from NFTS Magdalena directed “Spirits of the Piano” produced by Breakthru Films. It is a 3D stereoscopic puppet animation; it received Best of the Fest 3D Shorts at the Hollywood 3DFF festival and was long-listed for an Academy Award.

Magdalena has worked on Aardman’s “The Itch of the Golden Nit” and “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” as well as the Swedbank commercial series. She has also directed commercials for Gu and HSBC and worked on Disney series “Nina Needs to Go” with Arthur Cox production company.

In 2013/14 Magdalena was an Animation Director of Jan Jakub Kolski’s latest feature film. She is also working on the development of two feature films “Jasia” and “Pelican”.

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