Self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades Mike Anderson has joined Nexus Studios for global representation. The American cut his teeth as a painter and set designer before pivoting to animation, motion capture, and virtual production. If there's a gap in his knowledge, Anderson fills it ASAP.
When asked to sum up Anderson in three words, Nexus said that was impossible. We let them away with sixty-six: "Mike's aesthetic exists at the edge of absurdity, with characters built to jolt and amaze… but all the jokes land in a meticulously observed way. The unfamiliar is dizzyingly relatable in his hands.
"With a comedy talent hosted at Adult Swim and FXX, Mike captures today's diverse visual, social, and technical landscapes with enviable ease, ingeniously traipsing between digital cutting-edge gaming aesthetics and handcrafted traditional animation."
The company were impressed by Anderson's 2022 short film, 'Hot Future', a CG fever dream where "dance is violent and the future is hot." Commissioned by Adult Swim, the film has satire, pop culture references, and zany choreography on auto-fire. Nexus founder and chief creative officer Chris O'Reilly emerged dazed and excited.
"Mike has a great talent for creating contemporary aesthetics in animation, alongside a unique comedy sensibility," O'Reilly says. "He really understands the new frontiers of animated storytelling, while his ambitions for the technologies and platforms driving creative opportunities make him a powerful addition to the roster. We are delighted to be working with him."
For more on what Mike Anderson can bring to your next project, ring Nexus Studios on 020 7749 7500.