Lucas Zanotto comes from a product and graphic design background. After graduating from the Istituto Europeo di Design Milan, he became more and more interested in motion graphics, and gradually moved on to fully concentrate on working as a director. Lucas loves to combine classic animation, analogue and digital media, playing around and exploring new ways of creating animations, giving his films a very modern feel. His work has been awarded in numerous international festivals, including a Golden Design Lion in Cannes, Gold at the Promax International, the HAFF, the ITFS and at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival. Lucas spent a few years in Barcelona and Berlin, before settling in Helsinki in 2010. He is represented by Passion Pictures.
In 2012 Lucas also set up YATATOY.com, which makes simple apps with a high standard for kids. The app DRAWNIMAL, which expands the frame of the screens to incorporate objects or drawings located outside in the creation of animals, achieved great feedback and was featured on many blogs, including the iPhone’s proper advertising.
2012 Berlin, 2015 Berlin