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BIOGRAPHY

My name is Fay Heady-Carroll. I was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1990 to an Australian mother and an Irish father. I moved to Amsterdam when I was 11.
I can speak both Dutch and English fluently. I also speak, read and write Japanese, an ongoing passion which I have been studying for several years.

in 2010 I had the rare opportunity to do an internship in Tokyo, Japan. This proved to be a very valuable experience. I had the honour of being trained by master animators at the Japanese Animation Studio GONZO, one of the leading Anime Studios (creators of Afro Samurai, Welcome to NHK, Super Street Fighter IV,  Full Metal Panic, Transformers: Cybertron, Brave Story and many more classic anime).  I was not only the company’s first intern, but the first Westerner to work at the anime studio.

In 2011-2012 I attended Kyushu University of Design as an exchange student in Fukuoka, Japan. Here I collaborated with Japanese artists on several projects including games, comic-strips and my graduation work 'Zen Zen Wakaranai : No Idea'. September 2012 I graduated with a MASTER'S and BACHELOR'S degree in Animation from the HKU College of Art, Media and Technology in Holland.

For as long as I can remember I have been animating and drawing. Even at the age of four I was doodling and animating on an old DOS computer using a program called Autodesk Animator Pro. At 16 I made my first major short called 'The Magic Trousers' which won 1st prize at the NFFS (Netherlands Film Festival for Students) 2007. The prize was a trip to Greece to represent the Netherlands at the Camera Zizanio Film Festival. It also won 1st prize at the Rozentuin Festival 2007 and as part of the prize was featured at the Woof! Festival. I won first prize at the NFFS and Rozentuin Festival again the next year (2008) with 'City of Hats'., This animation was also featured in the Dutch hit film 'Radeloos' (based on the best-selling Carry Slee book). I am also the artistic-director of comic-strip 'The Cat Club Comic', where artists and fellow students of the HKU and Kyushu University contributed to the content.

I have worked on various projects for companies, including animated mini-series 'Wezen Levens' for Dutch Children TV station Zappelin 24. Here I was the creator, director and head animator of the project. I have also made animations for the Ned 2 television quiz show 2 voor 12, an animation for an experimental short film 'Joe Meek', an animation for a Theater piece 'Heel Zachtjes Aanraken' and a 'Wisebits' film for the TV station RVU intended for Trams, TV and Internet.







NAME
Fay Heady-Carroll
DATE OF BIRTH
13-02-1990
EMAIL
fayheady@gmail.com






EDUCATION


MA and BA in 2D Animation from the HKU College of Art, Media and Technology Utrecht, Holland and Open University, England.

Kyushu University of Design, exchange studentship, Fukuoka, Japan, 2011 – 2012

Studio GONZO, Internship and training, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Japanese Language Studies, Kyushu University and private lessons 2010 - ongoing


ANIMATED WORKS


KIMONO & CHIBBY CHAN IN TARANTULA
director and animator, 2013
The first episode of animated series Kimono & Chibby Chan, featured on THE CHIBBY CHANNEL.

CHARLES BYRNE THE IRISH GIANT
Animated Short, director and animator, 2013

ZEN ZEN WAKARANAI: NO IDEA
Animated Short, director and animator, graduation project, 2012

2 VOOR 12,
Animations for popular Dutch Television program, VARA TV, 2009 – ongoing

WEZEN LEVENS,
Animated Children’s TV-series. Creator, director and head-animator, 2011

THE COOL CATS SHOW,
Animated Show, director, animator and host, 2011

WEIRD BEARD, Animated Short, director and animator, 2010
1st Prize Winner of The Best of HKU College of Arts Utrecht.
Screened at China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF), Hangzhou,

JOE MEEK,
Animation for experimental short about the legendary record producer, 2009

HANDLE WITH CARE,
Animation for Theatre piece which toured the Netherlands, 2009

WISEBITS,
Short film about ‘What is Normal’ for the TV station RVU, intended for Trams, TV and Internet. 2009

CITY OF HATS,
Animated Short, 2008
1st Prize Winner of Netherlands Student Film Festival (NFFS) 2008.
1st Prize Winner of the Rozentuin Festival 2008.

THE MAGIC TROUSERS,
Animated Short, 2007
1st Prize Winner of Netherlands Student Film Festival (NFFS) 2007.
1st Prize Winner of the Rozentuin Festival, 2007.



ILLUSTRATED & WRITTEN WORKS


ANIWAY, Japanese Pop-Culture Magazine
Writer, photographer & illustrator, 2013

CV FORWARD
Logo and icon design for company and website, 2013

SPIEGELOOG PSYCHOLOGY MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Front and back cover designs, 2011

CAT CLUB COMIC & CAT CLUB COMIC: MADE IN JAPAN
Creative director, chief editor and artist, 2010 – ongoing
Published Magazines & Comic Books featuring international artists.
Cat Club Comic: Made in Japan, features Japanese Manga artists and
was published and exhibited at Anima Production Exhibition
at Ohashi Satellite Lunette, Fukuoka, Japan.

FIBER MAGAZINE,
Regular Illustrator, comic-artist and writer, 2009 - 2010

FINANCIELE EMOTION,
logo design for company and website, 2009

ROZENTHEATER MAGAZINE,
Illustrations, articles and several interviews, 2008/2009

DE PERS NEWSPAPER,
interview and illustrations, Sat 31 May 2008

CAMERA ZIZANIO FILM FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER,
Greece, illustrations, 2008

IVKO HIGH SCHOOL,
Cover illustrations for school syllabus 2006/2007

MONT MAGAZINE,
illustrations 2006/2007











SKILLS & SOFTWARE


2D Animation, traditional (on paper/cels)
and digital (TV Paint, After Effects, Flash).
I also have experience in stopmotion clay animation.

Photoshop, drawing, design, storyboarding, illustrating, comic strips, character design.
My illustrations and comics have been published in various newspapers, magazines and other publications.
I have also done cover designs (front and back) for Spiegeloog Psychology Monthly Magazine.

Editing. I have a good feel for timing and a lot of experience editing, especially using Adobe Premiere.

Directing. I have a lot of experience directing animated shorts and really enjoy the diversity of the tasks involved as a director. I am also
multifaceted, knowing at least a little bit about everything involved in the animation process and know that, with enough
experience, this is what can make a great director.


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