|Barry’s early career was in stage management as well as a some time actor, working in many theatres around the UK. Recently, he directed and designed several productions for The Garrick Theatre in Altrincham, Manchester.Since 1986, Barry has directed and animated some 70 commercials, short films & title sequences.
He is widely respected as a Stop Motion master, and has held workshops about animation, and particularly acting for animation in major American studios including Dreamworks, PDI & Pixar.Barry’s six films (Next, Screenplay, Rigoletto, Achilles, Gilbert and Sullivan, Hamilton Matress) have won over sixty major international awards, including Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Film, and OSCAR and BAFTA nominations.
His book Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance was published in 2007 by Focal Press and his six films with commentaries and interviews were issued on DVD as Barry Purves: His Intimate Lives in 2008 by Potemkin.
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