Unicycle Film, Thomas Hicks
Thomas Hicks works as a Music Video Director, Illustrator, Animator and creates projections for theatre productions. He graduated from Kingston University in July 2004 with a degree in Illustration and Animation. During his degree he specialised in animation, working with drawn animation processes, 3D software and live action.
In February 2005, he won a commission to make a music video for Warp Records for their artists Gravenhurst, for the track I turn my face to the forest floor. The video won best music video in the Holland Animation Festival in 2006 and best experimental film at The International Festival of Cinema and Technology in New York. He then completed a second music video for Gravenhurst for the single The Velvet Cell and designed the band’s album artwork for the album Fires in Distant Buildings. The video won best-commissioned film at the Norwich Animation Festival in 2006.
He has since worked on animated projections for plays and for the opening to an animation festival called Monstra in 2008. Thomas has also exhibited drawings and paintings in England, France and Italy.
He is busy working on new music videos and projection work and in the process of setting up a studio space in town with his collaborators and is looking forward to working on more collaborative projects in future years.
Joshua Radin: I’d rather be with you, (in production)
Animal Kingdom: Chalk Stars, 2009
Paul Steel: Grown up and Away, 2008
Gravenhurst: Nightwatchman’s Blues, 2008
DNTEL: Rock My Boat, 2007
Loka: Safe Self Tester, 2006
Gravenhurst: The Velvet Cell, 2005
Gravenhurst: I turn my face to the forest floor, 200
Muybridge Projections, co-directed with Paddy Molloy and Hannah Truran, 2004
Kaiten Mokuba, 2004
Look at the Monkey, 2004