From 1982 to 1984 Paul Driessen made three films in Holland:
OH WHAT A KNIGHT (1982), an independent production with Nico
Crama, SPOTTING A COW (1983) with a subsidy from the Ministry
of Cultural Affairs, and SUNNY SIDE UP (1985), another Nico
1984 he made TIP TOP for Radio- Canada and he collaborated
with Graeme Ross and John Weldon in ELEPHANTRIO (1985) for
the National Film Board of Canada. Afterwards he directed
and animated two transportation vignettes, THE TRAINGANG and
GETTING THERE, for a Expo '86 in Vancouver. He also contributed
to Marv Newland's projects ANIJAM (1984) and PINK KOMKOMMER
(1991), two films made by well-known animators from all over
in The Hague Paul Driessen set up the 12-minute medieval epic
THE WRITER (1988) and the 3-part series UNCLE AND AUNTS (1989-1992).
He also wrote a script and designed a storyboard for FLY-FOR-ONE-DAY,
an animation project for the Imax/Omnimax system.
1990 he received a commission from NHK Enterprises in Japan
for a 25-minute film for exhibition in the "Animation World"
theater in Huis Ten Bosch, a newly-built historic Dutch town
near Nagasaki. This film, THE WATER PEOPLE, produced by Nico
Crama in the Netherlands, was completed in 1992.
left for Canada again, to make THE END OF THE WORLD IN FOUR
SEASONS (1995) for the National Film Board. Immediately after
the release of this succesful film he started working on a
new Dutch project: 3 MISSES. This film had its premiere at
the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht in November
addition to his film work Paul Driessen has taught animation
at the Castile University in Germany since 1988.
to now Paul Driessen has won over fifty international prizes
and awards with his films. In November 1987 ASIFA Hollywood
presented the prestigious ANNIE AWARD to him "for his distinguished
contribution to the art of animation".