Hugh Welchman

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The actor Pierre Niney with Dorota Kobiela, who devised the film, and Welchman (right)

Hugh Stewart Jasper Welchman (born February 1975) is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer.

Life and career[edit]

Welchman attended Keble College, Oxford[1] during the 1990s and graduated with a degree from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).[2]

In 2002, Welchman founded the film company BreakThru Films. This led to him becoming the joint winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2007.[1] This was for the 2006 film Peter and the Wolf. The other winner was the film's director Suzie Templeton.

Welchman co-directed the first fully painted animated feature film Loving Vincent (2017) with Dorota Kobiela.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Keble's First Oscar". UK: Keble College, Oxford. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hugh Welchmanco – Writer, co-Director and Producer, BreakThru Films". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Macdonald, Fiona (16 October 2017). "Loving Vincent: The film made entirely of oil paintings". UK: BBC. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ Vollenbroek, Tunde. "'Loving Vincent': 6 Facts About The First Oil Painted Animated Feature". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 26 October 2017.

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