Victoria Mather (Animation, 2012)Haruka Abe

Victoria Mather

Shortlisted in 2012 for Animation


Vicky Mather is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working between live action, stills and animation. After graduating from a BA in Fine Art she spent some time working as a stills photographer/ designer for musicians and magazines, as well as working in a variety of other roles in film and TV. This lead to winning a scholarship to study an MA in Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School.


During her studies she developed an 11 minute short, Stanley Pickle, using the pixilation technique where she animated people and objects on life size sets. Her film picked up the McLaren Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival and shortly after the film gained Oscar qualification at LA Shorts Fest. After a film festival whirlwind tour of over 100 official selections and 33 awards,  Stanley Pickle became the most awarded short film to come out of the NFTS in 2011.

Shortly after this, BAFTA identified her as one of the BAFTA Brit’s to Watch, flying her to Los Angeles and screening her film to all the great and the good in Hollywood. Vicky continued to work in commercials and features for production companies like Blink Ink, White Lodge, Aardman, Ragdoll, Black Bear Pictures and Mind’s Eye, until deciding to undergo training to enable her to teach film production to the next generation.

Vicky achieved her PGCE and is currently a lecturer at London College of Fashion leading the MA in Fashion Film and Digital Production. Vicky continues her artistic practice along side her working life in education.