Assistant Professor of Animation
Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES
School of Film and Television
M.F.A., Animation, Directing
M.Arch., Architecture, Design
B.Arch, Architecture, Design
Nominated for 2006 Best Animated Short Film for "9"
Won 2005 Animation Award for "9"
Won 2005 Best Animated Short in the Electronic Theater for "9"
Won 2005 Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short "9"
Won 2005 Best Animated Short for "9"
Won 2005 Graduation Films Junior Jury Award and Special Distinction for "9"
Won 1999 Best Short for "The Hangnail"
Awarded in 2013 for Achievement in the field of Animation
Festival honors kick off Saturday, June 8, when Academy Award nominee and TFT alumnus Shane Acker receives the Crystal Anvil Award during the Festival of Animation at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. Acker, whose first feature-length animated production, "9," was based on his TFT thesis film and Oscar-nominated short of the same name, will next direct Reel FX's animated feature "Beasts of Burden," based on the Dark Horse comic...view more
It's been more than three years since Shane Acker's directorial debut, the animated film 9, arrived in theaters, but finally the filmmaker has found his next project. Reel FX has hired Acker to helm Beasts of Burden, a brand new animated film that will be based on the Dark Horse comic series by Evan Dorkin and artist Jill Thompson...view more
Perhaps that's why they've hired Shane Acker to direct. He previously helmed the Tim Burton-produced 9, but with a little kid at home, he's excited about preparing some material a younger audience could appreciate. According to Deadline, he'll work from a completed script written by Josh Klausner, Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb...view more
Shane Acker’s 9 hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but, naturally, sequel talk is abuzz. During a recent interview with First Showing, Acker hinted at the possibility of a sequel...view more
In Shane Acker's visually alluring but hollow animated film 9, the apocalypse has come and gone, leaving a scorched landscape, smoldering ruins and a crew of mechanical beasts in charge. Mankind is no more, and this ought to be troubling, until you consider the usual sort we see saving the world onscreen and realize it's a relief not to have to worry about the plight of yet another plucky, attractive human being with a tendency to throw him- or herself in the way of some soulless yet savage machine...view more