An Animation film designer, Dhaneesh Jameson hails from what is known as “God’s Own Country”, Kerala in South India. His work is greatly influenced by Kerala’s dark stories and films which make viewers think beyond conventional conclusions. Committed to delivering work of very high standards from the very beginning of his career, Dhaneesh’s Undergraduate thesis film submitted for a degree in Animation Filmmaking with the internationally- acclaimed National Institute of Design (NID) has received a few national and international awards.
Dhaneesh has worked with a large network of people, including stalwarts in the Indian film industry, and a wide array of systems, including the Corporate UTV (Special-effects team) and the Indian government’s project on recording crafts and textiles of the North-East Tribal areas. In 2011, he was awarded the Young India Fellowship (YIF) with which he was part of a year-long academic program on leadership with some of the brightest minds of the country. The programme was sponsored by the Indian Foundation of Research and Education and delivered in collaboration with SEAS, UPenn Pennsylvania.
For his dedicated efforts to the field of Animation Films in his country, Dhaneesh was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Nehru Scholarship (2012) through which he is now studying for a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Computer Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Film and Animation, New York, USA.