Mike Hollands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

William Michael Hollands
Born (1946-03-10) 10 March 1946 (age 74)
OccupationFilm director

William Michael "Mike" Hollands (born 10 March 1946) is the creative director and founder of Melbourne-based animation house Act3animation. His best known directorial work, the tragicomedy Piñata, was a nominee at the 2005 Annecy International Animated Film Festival[1] in Annecy, France, the 2005 AFI Awards, for Best Short Animation,[2][3] and won Vancouver's Vidfest 2005.

He was also connected to Deakin University through their motion capture studio, Motion.Lab, with which Act3animation was previously partnered, managing its commercial captures.[4]

Hollands was also an exhibiting painter in his earlier years, and did cover illustrations for various books, including the 1980 Miles Franklin Award winner, The Impersonators,[5] by Jessica Anderson, and 1981's Fly Away Peter,[6] by David Malouf.

As of 2014, Hollands is currently producing a new Act3animation web series entitled Bup & Endo. Created, written and directed by Hollands, episodes are released weekly on the YouTube channel Bup & Endo. The series is described as "an animated series starring two whimsical cartoon characters, Bup and Endo and the other odd characters inhabiting their strange world".[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Australian Film Commission - 2005 Screenings". Archived from the original on 4 April 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007.
  2. ^ "AFI nominees". The Age. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2007.
  3. ^ "2005 AFI Award nominations announced". State of the Arts News. 24 October 2005. Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Deakin Motion.Lab Media Release". Deakin University. 26 September 2006. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007.
  5. ^ "THE IMPERSONATORS by Jessica Anderson". www.middlemiss.org. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  6. ^ "FLY AWAY PETER by David Malouf". www.middlemiss.org. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Bup and Endo". YouTube. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

External links[edit]