- Director, Writer and Artist working in Animation
About & CV
I'm a director, writer and artist by day, and a nature-lover, amateur Thai boxer and couch-potato the rest of the time. I've lived in several different countries and welcome the opportunity for living somewhere new. I've worked on all manners of projects and besides directing and writing I have a wide experience in storyboarding, concept creation and character design.
I have a Bachelor in Character Animation from the The Animation Workshop in Viborg, and have attended various courses in animationfilm, among others Animation Sans Frontières and the Scriptwriting and Concept Development Course at La Poudrière in France. I also teach at The Animation Workshop now and then.
I'm currently laying the finishing touches on my own children's book, but after that I will be looking for new work - preferably at a studio. So you're welcome to contact me with offers for work.
phone: +45 22133801
"Niels has a very natural way of conveying a script into images. It seems very easy for him. Additionaly he is extremely fast at capturing a universe both in atmosphere and expression. He is listening and takes in what I as a director tell him, though he himself has plenty of good ideas..." - Mette Skov, Director at Copenhagen Bombay
2021 - Writer on the in-development 2D-animated TV-series Tales of Zale produced by Nørlum in Viborg, Denmark.
2020 - Writing and illustrating my own children's book at the Open Workshop Recidency in The Animation Workshop.
2019 - 2020 - Wrote the 3 first scripts of my own TV-series idea "Lily and the Fishboy" at the Open Workshop Recidency in The Animation Workshop.
2017 - 2019 - Episode director on "Talking Tom & Friends season 4/5," an animated TV-series produced by People Moving Pixels, Spain
2017 - Character Designer on "Aruna's Emergency Call", an interactive shortfilm being developed by World For Story, Copenhagen, DK.
2016 - Storyboarder on the feature film "Hodja from Pjort," at A-Film, Copenhagen.
2016 - Storyboarder on the feature film "The Giant Pear," at A-Film, Copenhagen.
2016 - Storyboarder on the feature film "The Little Vampire," at A-Film, Copenhagen.
2015 - Co-Director of the "Bubblebit & Miau Teaser" produced at Grupa Smacznego.
2014 - 2015 - Storyboarder on the animated tv-series "Tom and Friends," for Arxanima in Vienna.
2014 - Made 24 beatboards for a project for Redia A/S located in Århus.
2014 - Storyboarder on a promotional film for Tolerance A/S at 2nd Studio in Viborg.
2014 - Storyboarder on the animated tv-series "Lillefinger (Little Tot)" at Copenhagen Bombay, Cph.
2013 - Storyboarder on the animated tv-series "Knight Rusty" for Caligari Film in Munich
2013 - Storyboarder on the animated tv-series "Jonalu" at Scopas Medien in Berlin.
2013 - Storyboarder at a Tuborg commercial at Nice Ninja in Copenhagen.
2013 - Illustrator for the web-series "Vores Fantastiske Fremtid" on beep.TV2.dk
2012 - 2013 - Intern at Eye Candy Film in Cph. Worked as Storyboarder, Scripter and Animator on the liveaction, Sci-Fi Pilot "Exodus."
2011 - 2012 - Storyboard Lead and Animator at the graduation film "Under the Fold," at The Animation Workshop
2012 - The National Filmschool of Denmark - Animator at the 2D short, "En Drøm."
2006 - 2007 - Comic book illustrator on issue #1 and #2 of the comic "Tales of Layonara."
I also teach in different aspect of animation now and then and do smaller illustration and consulting jobs.
2019 - Attended "Bridging the Gap - Animation Lab" workshop at Tenerife.
2017 - Attended the "Scriptwriting and Concept Development" course at La Poudrière
2016 - Attended Schoolism's Copenhagen course in Character Design.
2015 - 2016 - Attended the "Animation Sans Frontièrs Development Lab."
2015 - Attended the 2 week course "Direction in Animation" at Anomalia in Czech Republic.
2014 - Attended the 2 week course “Cartoon Animation Production” at Anomalia in Czech Republic.
2009 - 2013 Studied Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation at The Animation Workshop in Viborg.
2009 - The Media School in Viborg - Attended a half year course in Flash and Anatomy Drawing.
2008 - The Drawing Academy - 1 semester course, at The Animation Workshop, Denmark.
2004 - 2007 - High School, mathematical line at Tørring Amts Gymnasium
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"When he started he did not have any mayor TV series directing practice, but within short time he understood what it takes. [...] I wouldn't hesitate to hire Niels again. And I can strongly recommend him to others."
- Stefan Fjeldmark, People Moving Pixels, CEO