Will Becher is an Oscar and Bafta nominated animator and director at Aardman Animations in Bristol. He began his career in the late nineties when he landed a summer work placement on Chicken Run – building ‘clay wings’ in the model making department. During his degree in Animation in Edinburgh he kept in contact, and on graduation was invited by Nick Park to join the animation team on Curse of the Were Rabbit (becoming one of Aardman’s youngest ever feature film animators). The film went on to win the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Animation.
Will has since worked on series, commercials and feature films over a 20 year career at the studio. He was lead Character Animator on A Matter of Loaf and Death, The Pirates and A Shaun the Sheep Movie. Will got his first director credit on series 5 of Shaun the Sheep before becoming Animation director on Nick Park’s feature Early Man.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is Will’s feature directorial debut (shared with with fellow director Richard Phelan).