Michael Cawood

Michael Cawood

Creative Director and Producer at HEROmation
Animator, Director, Filmmaker, Concept Artist, Editor, Producer, Storyboard Artist and Art Director

Santa Clarita, California

Member Since:
January 2015
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About Michael

Michael Cawood is a multi-award winning British Animated Filmmaker. Having worked in animation since 1994, he's created Films, Commercials and Games. His work in short films has won him numerous 'Best Short Film' and 'Best Animation' awards.

Feature Film credits include:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Happy Feet
Pete's Dragon

Short Film credits include:
The Wrong Rock
Devils, Angels & Dating
The OceanMaker

Previs | Layout | Animation | Filmmaking | Storyboards | Character Design | Character Rigging | Screenwriting | Animatics | Video Editing

Unique traits: Animation Director and Producer



  • Doom Patrol

    Doom Patrol (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Animation department

  • Black Lightning

    Black Lightning (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Animation department

  • Supergirl

    Supergirl (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Animation department

  • The Flash

    The Flash (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Animation department

  • Batwoman

    Batwoman (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Animation department

  • SEAL Team

    SEAL Team (2019)
    TV Series Animation department

  • Titans

    Titans (2019)
    TV Series Animation department

  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

    Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
    Film Animation department

  • Noelle

    Noelle (2019)
    Film Art department

  • Shanghai Fortress

    Shanghai Fortress (2019)
    Film Art department

  • Shazam!

    Shazam! (2019)
    Film Art department

  • Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and the Tramp (2019)
    Film Visual effects

  • The Wrong Rock

    The Wrong Rock (2018)
    Film Animation department

  • Escape at Dannemora

    Escape at Dannemora (2018)
    TV Mini Art department

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee (2018)
    Film Art department

  • Venom

    Venom (2018)
    Film Art department

  • 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.

  • The Lego Ninjago Movie

    The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
    Film Art department

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy (2017)
    Film Art department

  • Ghostbusters

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

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon (2016)
    Film Animation department

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond (2016)
    Film Art department

  • 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 Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)
    Video Game Animation department

  • 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

  • Red vs. Blue

    Red vs. Blue
    TV Series Animation department


  • Best Animation - Honorable Mention - Prague Indie Film Festival

  • Top Ten Best Films of 2019 - Film Shortage

  • Best Short Animation - David Film Festival

  • Best Animated Short - Burbank Film Festival

  • Best Short Animation - Gallup Film Festival

  • Outstanding Animated Action Short - DC Shorts

  • Best Animated Short Film - San Antonio Film Festival

  • Best Animation - Hollyshorts

  • Best Animated Short - Belize International Film Festival

  • Best Animated Short Film - Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival

  • Best Short Subject - WorldFest Houston

  • Best Animated Short Film - Phoenix Film Festival

  • 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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