Graduate 2001
After being born, dawdling to and from school, realising she wasn’t going to be a ballerina so doing an art foundation course instead, Leigh Hodgkinson
went to University in Hull where she began to dabble in animation and in
1998 gained a first in Graphic Design. After graduating she worked in the
Museum of the Moving Image (South Bank, London) where she whiled away afternoons teaching children the wonders of the zoetrope.

In 1999 she started a post-graduate course at the National Film and Television School in Animation Direction where she made two short animated films. (“Excess Baggage” and “Novelty”). Since leaving in February 2001 Leigh has made another film “Matryoshka” for “Sonimation” (a sound & animation collaborated commission
funded by Sonic Arts and the Arts Council) which toured the country in 2001.

Leigh is currently working in London as a freelance animator/designer on various tv pilots and series
(including some freelance for Pesky Animation) and in her spare time tries to refine her oversized web site (see below)and illustrate stories.

She is one of the 2001 MOMI/Channel 4 animators in residence and is due to commence her new film (a cross between a nursery rhyme and 1950’s B-movie with lots of Hammond Organ sounds) in May 2002.



Graduation Film


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other films at the NFTS
Excess Baggage