About & Contact

Contact: info@vickymather.co.uk

British Artist, Filmmaker and Lecturer based in London.

Vicky Mather is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working between live action, stills and animation. After graduating from Kingston University with a BA in Fine Art, she spent some time working as a stills photographer/ designer for musicians and magazines, as well as working in a variety of other roles in film and TV.

This experience led Vicky to the National Film and Television School on a scholarship to study the MA in Directing Animation. During her studies she developed an 11 minute short, Stanley Pickle, using the pixilation technique, where she animated people and objects on life size sets.

Stanley Pickle picked up the McLaren Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival and shortly after this, the film gained Oscar qualification at LA Shorts Fest. After over 100 official selections and 33 international awards on a whirlwind film festival tour,  Stanley Pickle became the most awarded short film to come out of the NFTS in 2011.

Coined by the BFI as the next generation of British female filmmaking talent and selected by BAFTA as a ‘Brit to Watch’, she was flown out to Los Angeles and Stanley Pickle was screened to all the great and the good in Hollywood.  Vicky gained representation at Curtis Brown and continued to work in commercials and features for production companies such as Blink Ink, White Lodge, Aardman, Ragdoll, Black Bear Pictures, Anonymous Content and Mind’s Eye, until she decided to undergo training to enable her to teach film production to the next generation.

Vicky achieved her PGCE and has experience teaching all learning abilities from children, to young people with prominent learning needs, to incredible teenagers, to BA and MA students.

Vicky is currently a lecturer at London College of Fashion. Vicky continues her professional artistic practice along side her working life in education.

Awards and recognition:

Stanley Pickle became the most awarded film come out of the National Film and Television School in 2011, the film won 33 international awards, see list below:

  • McLaren Award for New British Animation Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, UK,
  • Best UK Short at the Raindance Film festival, London UK,
  • Best Experimental Film 14th LA Shorts Festival , USA,
  • Prix Du Meilleur Court-Metrage Dinard Film Festival, FR,
  • Silver Plaque for Best Animation 46th Chicago Int Film Festival USA,
  • Best Graduation Film KROK International Animated Film Festival, Russia,
  • Best Animation Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, Bulgaria,
  • Best Animation, Cinanima Animation Festival, Portugal,
  • Best Animation, E-Magicians The Young European Design Conference, FR,
  • Best Animation, Metropolitan Film Festival, NYC,
  • Best Film Jury Grand Prize,Black Maria Film Festival NJ 65 Location Tour USA,
  • Verna Fields Award for Sound Design 58th MPSE Golden Reel Dario Swade, USA,
  • Best Animated Short Film, Omaha Film Festival, USA,
  • Best Short, San Diego Indiefest, USA,
  • Grand Jury Prize San Diego Indiefest, USA,
  • Best Student Film ECU Paris FR,
  • Onda Curta Award Monstra Animation Festival Portugal,
  • Vision Innovation Award New York Digital Short Film Festival USA,
  • Best Short Film Arizona International Film Festival USA,
  • Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Making Newport Beach IFF USA,
  • Best Student Production BUFVC Learning on Screen Conference UK,
  • Best Animation Seattle True Independent Film Fest USA,
  • Best Short DMVIFF Washington USA,
  • Best Sound Design DMVIFF Washington USA,
  • Anca Award, Fest Anca, Slovakia,
  • Special Prize Van D’or Awards Cannes in a Van UK,
  • Best Short Film Wild Rose Independent Film Festival USA,
  • Distinctive Achievement in Costume Wild Rose Independent Film Festival USA,
  • Distinctive Achievement in Editing Wild Rose Independent Film Festival USA,
  • Distinctive Achievement in Animation Wild Rose Independent Film Festival USA,
  • Best Cinematography Seattle Shorts Film Festival USA,
  • Best Animation / Experimental Film at Tbilisi International Student Film Festival, Georgia.

Exhibits and Art Shows:

  • Patternity presents ‘Superstripe’ in association with Creature of London, Shoreditch, London UK 2013
  • All Senses at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 2012
  • The W Project, London UK 2011

Past Talks and Workshops:

  • Future Learn Online course in Animation and Screenwriting in association with the NFTS
  • The Story Museum Oxford- Animation workshops, Illustrator in residential ‘zoo’
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, UK
  • Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Birds Eye View Film Festival, BFI, UK Panel discussions on women in Animation
  • Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, Missouri, US Panel discussion/ broadcast on women in Animation
  • Exeter Animation Festival, Exeter, UK
  • National Film and Television School, Bucks, UK Workshop and visiting tutor
  • Hertfordshire University, Herts, UK with Producer Jan Harlan
  • London Film Academy with ECU, London, UK with Scott Hiller and Kadi Lock from ECU Paris

Film Jury Participation:

  • BAFTA Children’s Awards, Jury for Best Children’s Animated Series, London, UK 2012,
  • ECU Paris, pre-selection and Jury, Paris, FR 2012, 2013, 2014,
  • Watersprite International Student Film Festival, Cambridge University 2014

Notable press: