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Jay Clarke

end2end TV Patron

“Lights, Camera Action! Indeed e2e will be such a place. A studio that will put cameras into the hands of dynamic young filmmakers. It will teach them the craft of telling good stories and we as their audience will be better for it! Most importantly e2e will show them just how much fun it can be to have a career in the Movies and I’m excited to be associated with them.”

About Jay

Jay Clarke is a Storyboard Artist with a love of visual storytelling. His career began on the Oscar-winning “Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. Further endeavours with Aardman include the long-running “Shaun the Sheep” TV series and Movie. 

His background in animation and theatre acting led to his role as Lead Storyboard Artist on Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, which would go on to win the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and an Oscar for Best Production Design.

Clarke would then storyboard the entirety of Anderson next film the Stop-Motion Animation “Isle of Dogs”, a love letter to Japan and Dogs! While a student at Sheffield Hallam University in 2002, he was awarded the “Nick Park Bursary for Excellence in Animation.” In 2014 he was honoured by the Art Directors Guild of America. 

From the start of his career Jay has taught storyboarding at schools, universities and film festivals around the world. He knows first hand just how beloved animation can be from a young age. As a visiting lecturer at the Bristol School of Animation he has worked with students once a year on their final films.

Most recently Jay has storyboarded for studios as diverse as the newly formed Netflix Animation and the long established Walt Disney Studios. His next film “The French Dispatch” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival before opening in cinemas worldwide.

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