Animation Director, Qurios
Speaking at Animex Pro
After leaving College Niel trained in London at the acclaimed Uli Meyer Studios – a 2D animation and FX house. Niel became key assistant animator and worked on numerous TV projects and feature films, including Space Jam and Lost in Space.
In 1998 Niel moved into the world of 3D animation, working on various computer game projects as a senior animator and concept artist, including Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Shadowman 1 and 2 and XGRA.
In 2002 Niel established Qurios in his home town of Hartlepool. Since its modest beginnings Niel has worked as a directing animator and VFX supervisor on several major television series, including Hyperdrive, Spooks and Tracy Beaker. Qurios, now based in Newcastle, and with an office in London, is the North East premiere animation and visual effects studio. In 2010 Qurios joined forces with Dene Films to form the Dene Group, offering live action, animation and multi-media services to their varied clients.
In his spare time Niel enjoys writing and spending time with his wife and daughters.