Jack Owen

Jack Owen BA (Hons) Animation 2020

Hey! I’m Jack, an animator an illustrator from Anglesey.

The work I’m showing here includes a showreel of character animation I’ve done over the last year, some art – character turnarounds, designs and concept art – and the teaser trailer for my team and I’s film, “One Quiet Day”.

I conceptualised “One Quiet Day” and am currently directing the team and working towards finishing the film. One Quiet Day is, at its core, a story about the concept of found family that is cherished in the queer community. Adrian, a Dwarf in a terrible living situation who’s constantly put down by those who are supposed to be caring for him finds the confidence in himself to escape, pushed lightly along by Lotir – a charismatic and confident Elf who lives unapologetically as himself.

The world that the story is set in is a fantasy one. Fantasy is generally used as a softer lens to view the harshness of our reality, but I like to tear that lens down. While my film has a very much fantasy-based world, the harshness of what the characters face is very real is a direct parallel to many peoples’ experiences in reality.

I find a lot of joy in character design, writing and storyboarding for animation and I hope to find a job in these areas in the future and I’m excited to share One Quiet Day and other projects with audiences in the near future.

I hope you enjoy what you see!