Director & Co-Founder

Dana Dorian is a multi-BAFTA-winning director with over 20 years of directing experience. Born in Malaysia, raised in New Jersey, and trained as a portrait painter in New York, he has always been fascinated with the human condition and telling stories. Shortly after receiving a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Scotland he saw Toy Story which inspired him to pursue a career in computer animation and filmmaking.

In 1995 Dana was hired by a small CG animation company outside Glasgow where he learned to apply his painting and storytelling skills to computer animation. In 2000 he co-founded Scottish-based animation studio Axis Studios, which has since become one of the largest and successful computer animation companies in the UK.

Dana's high-profile directorial work spans several different narrative-led styles across a variety of genres. Whether it's motion capture, key-frame animation, or a combination of the two, he strives to tell emotionally charged stories with dark undertones of humour and a twist or two.

Department: Directors