Michael Cawood

Michael Cawood


Animator, director and filmmaker in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

About Michael

Michael Cawood is a multi-award winning British Animated Filmmaker with a broad skill set. Having worked in animation since 1994, he's created Films, Commercials, Games, Short Films and Animated Series. He's uniquely skilled in directing remote animation teams through virtual studios, as showcased in his 'Orson Welles Award' winning short film, 'Devils Angels & Dating'.

Name: Michael Cawood

Lives in: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

Company: HEROmation

Occupation: Animator, Director, Filmmaker, Concept Artist, Editor, Producer, Storyboard Artist and Art Director

Unique traits: Virtual Studio Creator


  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
    Film by Espen Sandberg (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Art department Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (2016)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Art department The plot is unknown at this time.

  • Fast and Furious 7

    Fast and Furious 7 (2015)
    Film by Proof Previs Artist

  • The OceanMaker

    The OceanMaker (2015)
    Film (short) by HEROmation Head of Story

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 (2015)
    Film by James Wan (Action, Crime and Thriller) Art department Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.

  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
    Film by Proof Previs Artist

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    Film by MPC Previs Artist

  • Divergent

    Divergent (2013)
    Film by Third Floor Previs Artist

  • Lostopolis Chapter 3 Tree House

    Lostopolis Chapter 3 Tree House (2013)
    Film (short) (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Animation department When a shy young boy named Ryan and his pint-sized, super-energetic robotic pal, Roboto, accidentally side step the rules of Newtonian physics by bridging the gap between universes, all to avoid a fight with Boofer, the school bully, they are sucked into the world of Lostopolis, the place where everything in our universe goes when it disappears. Written by Anonymous

  • Devils Angels & Dating

    Devils Angels & Dating (2012)
    Film (short) by HEROmation Director

  • Red vs. Blue: Season 10

    Red vs. Blue: Season 10 (2012)
    Film (short) by Matt Hullum (Animation, Action and Comedy) Animation department Witness the gripping and hilarious finale to the Project Freelancer saga, complete with newly animated battle sequences. The world's longest-running web series ever of all time, set in the universe of the enormously popular video game franchise Halo. Written by Anonymous

  • Skylanders: Giants

    Skylanders: Giants (2012)
    Video Game (Adventure) Animation department The evil Lord Kaos has returned to Skylands and plans to use The Iron Fist of Arkus to take over Skylands. However, the ancient Giants, the first Skylanders, have returned to join the fight against Kaos.

  • Red vs. Blue Season 9

    Red vs. Blue Season 9 (2011)
    Film by Matt Hullum (Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Animation department The Sequel to the Hit Series RED VS. BLUE: REVELATION from the Creators of THE BLOOD GULCH CHRONICLES.

  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

    Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)
    Video Game (Family) Animation department Add a Plot »

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Animation department The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the King, once again with Aslan's help. Written by comicfan

  • The Club

    The Club (2008)
    Video Game (Action) Animation department

  • Happy Feet

    Happy Feet (2006)
    Film by Animal Logic Animator

  • Kameo: Elements of Power

    Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)
    Video Game (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Animation department, Cinematographer, Editor Add a Plot »

  • Star Fox Adventures

    Star Fox Adventures (2002)
    Video Game by Lee Schuneman (Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy and 1 More) Animation department, Cinematographer, Editor It has been eight years since Fox McCloud defeated the evil Andross. Since then, the Star Fox team has been on a slow downturn. Falco, a loyal friend of Fox, decided to leave the team in search of new challenges. Peppy, in his old age, quit his duties as a pilot to focus on navigation, and Slippy did likewise, focusing on his technological developments. While Fox and his comrades are recognized as heroes, they've received little in the way of work since Andross's death, and their ship, the Great Fox, has seen much better days. However, one day, as they're approaching Dinosaur Planet at the edge of the Lylat System, they receive a message from General Pepper asking Fox to investigate what's caused the world to suddenly start breaking up and find a way to fix it. At the same time, Dinosaur Planet's inhabitants are under the dictatorial rule of General Scales, whom Fox must contend with in order to complete his mission. And then there's the mysterious Krystal, who became trapped in a ... Written by Anonymous

  • Panda Pander

    Panda Pander (1999)
    Film (short) by Michael Cawood (Animation) Writer, Director


  • Best Animated Short - Rockport Film Festival, Texas

  • Fantastic International Audience Award - Les Nuits Magiques, Begles, France

  • Honorable Mention - Santa Monica Film Festival

  • Orson Welles Award - California Film Awards

  • Best Animated Short Film - Burbank Film Festival

  • Award of Merit - Animation - Indie Fest

  • Animazspot Winner

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