Santiago López Jover is a director, animator, storyboard artist and animation supervisor with more than 15 years of experience in the animation industry. He is the director of the film “SNOTTY BOY: My Life in Siegheilkirchen” (aka “Rotzbub”), which is the first animated feature film made entirely in Austria, and has been selected in the official competition of ANNECY´s Animation Film Festival 2021.
For several years he has worked as an animator in the acclaimed Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, participating in the Oscar nominated projects “Song of the Sea” and “Late Afternoon”, among others. He has also worked in other important European studios such as Ankama, Boulder Media, Hampa Studio and Arxanima. “A Hologram for the King” with Tom Hanks, or “The Prophet” by Roger Allers, are also notable productions in his CV as animation professional.
Graduated in Fine Arts, his training includes two master’s degrees in traditional animation and stopmotion, and various courses with prestigious international professionals such as Joanna Quinn, Alan Barillaro, Sergio Pablos or Jose Miguel Ribeiro.
Santiago is currently immersed in the preparation of his second animated feature film, “Hikari”.