Mikey Please YGX

  • Current Location: Hackney, Londooon
  • Originally From: United Kingdom
  • Studio: London

After healing the sprained ankle of a unicorn, Mikey Please was granted one wish. He wished to be the greatest animation director, EVER. Alas, unicorns aren't magicians. Though, it did tell him that if he worked really, really hard forever, then maybe one day he'd be kind of ok. So he went off to do a Masters at London's Royal College of Art, funding it with commissions from people like Virgin, Rough Trade, Ninja Tune and Universal Records. There he made a short film called The Eagleman Stag, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, won a BAFTA and a bunch of other awards from places such as SXSW, Seattle, LA and Chicago International Film Festivals and the AFI. Mikey then continued his commercial work with a short for Nike and directing part of the Grammy nominated album film '9 Types of Light' for the Brooklyn based band, TV on the Radio. In early 2012, he was awarded a 3-month fellowship in Tokyo by the Japanese Center for Cultural Affairs. During this time, he developed the script for a new short film, Marylin Myller. He is also working on a feature with Film Four and Warp Films. Sadly, all this has taken its toll and in March 2012, he took to the streets of Tokyo drunk with power. The following words were recorded by a terrified bystander: “I am a reckless man. I am a powerful being. I take the raw material of the universe and bend it to my will. I make little puppet animations. I make them to not look like the things that they actually are. I command onlookers to ask themselves, "what is that?" I leave imperfections, clues in each image that tell the story of how that image came to be so people can understand the process and enjoy the film that little bit more.“ He recently changed his middle name to Yes

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    The Eagleman Stag

    - The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels -

    Credits

    A FILM BY: MikeyPlease.co.uk MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (TheBookshopBand.bandcamp.com/) MUSIC PERFORMANCE: BenedictPlease.co.uk & myspace.com/StringbeansQuartet SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please DUBBING MIXER: MauricioDOrey.com PETER EAGLEMAN DavidCann.co.uk PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle set design & model making: Mikey Please, AmerInCamera.co.uk, DanOjari.com, Gemma Taylor, Laura Bateman, SeanRobertHogan.com, Steve Hutton, John Wilkinson, Rebecca Fox, TD Van Der Beek, Jessie baker PRODUCED @ The Royal College of Art

  • Project 2 of 5

    TV on The Radio: Second Song

    Part of the Grammy nominated album length film '9 Types of Light'

    Credits

    Director Mikey Please Executive Producer - Myles Payne Producer - Joe Myers Animator / Editor / Director of Photography - Mikey Please Production Designer - Sean Hogan Model Makers- Immy Webb / Emma Read / Kate bently / Dana Shangery Additional Modelmakers- Rachel Taylor / Heather Kirk / Anna Czerniawska / Yi hong Ding / Alice Rolf / Joe Park / sara Wiklund / Xuria Cristobal / Felix Treacy / John Wilkinson Physical effects support Nigel Howlett / Steve Hutton Compositors Ed Barrett / Matthew Marsh / Mikey Please / Salvo Filmed at Clapham Road Studios Special thanks Matt Day, Max Halstead and Elizabeth Day

  • Project 3 of 5

    Seven Legs

    Celebrating the release of the cutting edge Stopmotion software Dragonframe.

    Credits

    Directed/Animated by Mikey Please Commissioned by Jamie and Dyami Caliri for DragonFrame.com Model Makers- Anna Ginsburg Dana Shangerey Additional Post- Dragonframe Sound and Score - Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets)

  • Project 4 of 5

    The Rabbit Lover

    Titles for french feature documentary about a guy who just loves rabbits.

    Credits

    Directed/Animated by Mikey Please Assisted by Dan Ojari

  • Project 5 of 5

    Spectrum Portraits: Steven

    A portrait film for Spectrum ASD, a care service for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

    Credits

    Directed & Produced by Mikey Please Music by Johnny Ripper Animated by Mikey Please & Dan Ojari Narrated by Flora Montgomery Executive Produced by Art & Graft

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