SIMÓN WICHES CASTRO
Simón is an animator and creative director. He was born in Popayán, Colombia and studied Visual Arts in Bogotá, Animation in Cuba and an MFA in the United States. Back in Colombia, he used to do political and social cartoons and got himself in trouble because of it. In the US he animates for a living.
He has worked at TBS in Japan, Titmouse Studios in the United States and directed projects for clients like Disney TV, Starburns industries, Apple and Adult Swim. His films have screened and won awards in festivals around the world including a double Adobe Design Achievement Award, an Annie Award Nomination and two Student academy award semifinalist nominations. He was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship for artists in 2011