Finalist Judge

Colin Hesterly


Colin Hesterly is a director working within the animation industry. A Californian native, Colin has a uniquely wide-eyed view of the world around him, influenced by a sense of wonder, nostalgia, and West Coast dreaminess that sings through his work.

His animated films are unrivaled in their graphical style, emotional narrative, and seamless transitions. Colin has developed content for companies including Apple, Nickelodeon, American Express, and Comedy Central with a body of work spanning a broad range of creative fields – from Commercials, TV to film titles, short films, and illustration-led campaigns for Skoda, TomTom, and Michelin.