Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks Animation
Speaking at Animex Talk
Shelley has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986, beginning in London with director Richard Williams from 1982. She served as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and in 1989 was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team of artists at the Amblimation Studio in London.
In 1995 Shelley moved to Los Angeles to join DreamWorks Animation. As co-head of Artist Development, Shelley has worked in many areas of feature animation production. Her current projects include building relationships with animation schools and festivals worldwide and sourcing new talent for future projects. Shelley's 18 film credits include The Prince of Egypt, Antz, Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Monsters vs Aliens. Current productions include How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Mastermind.
Shelley has a particular interest in student animation and hosts student events at many major international animation festivals. She is a member of the graduation juries and advisory boards of leading animation schools in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Since 2006 Shelley has become closely involved with India's animation community, including leading academic institutions and festivals, and makes regular presentations where she showcases the best new animation from around the globe.