Sean Pecknold is a director, animator and visual artist. He explores existential conundrums in his work, often using mystical or surreal imagery and stop-motion, mixed-media animation. His work has screened at numerous film festivals around the world, in 2009 he won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW for his film White Winter Hymnal for Fleet Foxes. He won the coveted Young Gun award from the Art Directors Club given to outstanding creatives under the age of 30 and was voted Best New Director by BOARDS Magazine. He’s created visuals for bands Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Elvis Perkins, as well as client work for BBC Knowledge, The New York Times Magazine, Xbox, and National Geographic. His work has been profiled by WIRED Magazine, Pitchfork, MTV, Focus Features, SHOTS, It’s Nice That, and Cartoon Brew. He grew up in Seattle, spent some time living in New York, and now splits it between Portland, Los Angeles and London. He is currently finishing his first feature film.