About Me

Contact me: mail@roosmattaar.com

Since I was a child I was always creating my own stories and fantastical worlds. I started to learn about filmmaking, but the stories I wanted to tell couldn’t really take place in the ordinary world. When I discovered stop motion I realized I could build my own miniature worlds in my bedroom.

I moved to the UK in 2011 to study at the Bristol School of Animation and I have been living and working here since.

Stop motion is all about problem solving, and this is one reason why I fell in love with it. I am fascinated by the technical design and engineering that is essential for this craft, whilst equally being driven by a desire to find the best way to tell emotionally complex stories and to create magical experiences.

I have been fortunate to develop my technical fabrication skills learning from some incredible people. First as a trainee in the armature department at Mackinnon and Saunders, working on armatures for Twirlywoos, Postman Pat, etc, and for 2 years of work at John Wright Modelmaking, building armatures for Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ feature film and various other projects. I still work with John Wright on occasional basis.

In 2018 I co-founded a dedicated stop motion studio space in Bristol sharing with a small group of fellow stop motion artists. From this space I have produced various animation commissions, music videos and adverts, as well as working on model making and puppet fabrication commissions, many of which you can find more about on this website.

I also signed with Momakin stop motion agency, based in Poland and the organisers of the Animarkt stop motion forum. This lead to some further opportunities, meeting wonderful people and animating for two short film projects in Poland and Greece.

Contact me: mail@roosmattaar.com