Matthew Walker's smart little animations have won him an army of fans at festivals. John And Karen, a sweet film about a penguin and a polar bear making up over tea and biscuits, premiered at Edinburgh last year and has been around the world winning awards including best short at Italy's Cartoons on the Bay and at the Aspen Filmfest. His most recent film, Operator, about a man's conversation with God, which he made in a month, won the DepicT award at Bristol's Encounters last year and has just screened at Annecy and Edinburgh. They both share the dry humour and quirky characterisation he displayed in his 2005 graduation film Astronauts. Walker is now making the digital short Little Face for South West Screen, about a man and his imaginary friend, and is working on a web series for Aardman Animations.

Contact: Arthur Cox, (44) 117 953 9788