Elliot Cowan is an award-winning animator, writer, artist and educator.
He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and spent nearly 11 years in Tasmania writing, directing and editing low-budget television commercials. In 2006, he left for London, where he worked for Uli Meyer Animation as a story artist and gag man on the feature film Monstermania!
He conceived the characters Boxhead and Roundhead, who appeared in several award-winning short films, as well as an animated feature titled The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead, currently on the festival circuit. It was named Best Feature Film at the Expotoons International Film Festival.
Elliot’s drawings and paintings have been displayed in Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Los Angeles, Chattanooga, Chicago and New York.
Elliot has completed animation, storyboarding, writing and story consultation for Sesame Workshop, Elizabeth Arden, Nathan Love, PBS, Ace and Son Moving Picture Co., The Logo Network, Uli Meyer Animation and Oscar-nominated Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, among others.
His personal, straight-talking approach to being a working artist make his guest appearances at festivals unique experiences.